Son of suspected Center child molester speaks out

Marcus Cameron, son of suspected child molester
Marcus Cameron, son of suspected child molester

By Morgan Thomas - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – After Mark Cameron, 63 of Center, was arrested for aggravated sex assault of a child and indecency with a child, his family has to deal with the aftermath.

"The sins of the father aren't the sins of the son," said Marcus Cameron, Mark Cameron's son.

The details of the case against Mark Cameron are still sketchy; however, what we do know is shocking.  Last week, he was arrested on five felony warrants for child molestation.

"I don't condone any of this. He deserves whatever the sentence is. He deserves it, if it's fact," said Marcus Cameron.

He, his wife and three kids, moved in with his dad over a year ago to help care for his dying mother.

"It's a small community. We still have to work here, live here and pick up the pieces that's broken," said Marcus Cameron.

Marcus says he has cooperated with law enforcement since the beginning.  They were able to locate and arrest his dad thanks to his help.

"I found out where he was and they asked me if I had an idea so I told him where I thought he'd be and he was there," said Cameron.

Mark Cameron remains behind bars on a $275,000 bond. His family says they won't be giving him a penny.

Marcus can't say much about the case, and says he doesn't know the details since it doesn't involve him. Still, he's reaching out to the families of the victims.

"I'm devastated this happens to a child you left in my possession. That's sort of my role in the family - I'm the fixer. I can't fix it and I can just wish I could take it back," said Marcus Cameron.

His mother passed away just over a year ago. Marcus is unsure what changed in his father.

"I don't know what change it would take for this to happen, but other than the normal emotional distraught of what do I do now? Where's my other half," said Cameron.

The priority now is their children who can't really reconcile their paw-paw doing this.  Marcus says this is an opportunity to teach his kids what to do.

"Tell. This is how he got caught - a small child told," said Cameron.

If convicted, Mark Cameron could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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