Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a series of sexual assaults dating from 2014.

The suspect, Marquis V. Tate (b/m, 33), is charged with eight counts of aggravated sexual assault in the 338th State District Court.  A photo of Tate is attached to this news release.

HPD Special Victims Division Sergeant W. Madden and Officer M. Fortson reported:

Officers investigating a possible serial rapist in the 5th Ward area identified 13 sexual assault cases with similar suspect and vehicle description and/or area of assault.  In five of those cases, DNA matches were determined, however, no known suspect was in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.  The case was further complicated by several victims either not wanting to pursue the case or being difficult to locate, with some having moved away from Houston or even out of Texas.  However, several possible suspects were identified and investigated.  One lead took officers to the Fort Worth area where a registered sex offender advised he had sold a vehicle described in multiple reports.

The former vehicle owner was able to provide officers with the new owner’s name and contact information, leading to the identification of Tate as a suspect in this case.  He has subsequently been linked either through DNA analysis or photo identification to seven cases.  He has been charged in those cases and, on June 1, he was arrested by HPD officers without incident at 1919 Runnels. 

It is believed he began targeting women in 2012, however from 2013-2014 there were no reported sex assaults matching his description.  Further investigation determined he was living out of state at that time.

It is also possible there may be additional victims.  HPD is asking anyone who believes she may have been sexually assaulted by Tate to contact the HPD Special Victims Division- Adult Sex Crimes Unit at 713-308-1180.


  1. Chrissy June 13, 2016 3:03 pm 

    Will repost on FB he has tried to pursue so many women , inclusive of myself and may others , how many others fell victim to him.. Sad, thank God I followed my first mind and didn’t go on that date

  2. Eve June 13, 2016 3:25 pm 

    Believe me as an old classmate I can say he has always been too close and very perverted.

  3. Monique June 13, 2016 3:30 pm 

    Sick! I went to high school with him as well. Always been creepy, perverted, bluntly asking for sex aggressively, angry when you don’t comply and stalkish. Glad he’s off the streets.

  4. Nicole June 13, 2016 5:07 pm 

    1919 Runnels that’s Clayton homes he should be ashamed that’s where children and women stay I hope if someone was hiding him out they get evicted…

    • Anonymous June 14, 2016 5:48 pm 

      My cousin is far from creepy

  5. Anonymous June 13, 2016 10:24 pm 

    Thank god I met him on social media and canceled when he ask to take me out glad God was protecting me

  6. Anonymous June 13, 2016 11:23 pm 

    He would lurk off pof. Seen him several times on there

  7. Anonymous June 14, 2016 10:14 am 

    Good luck in Harris County jail…lmmfao…nigga u fckd. ..smmfh…da system gone gt at him…trust and believe

  8. Kevin June 14, 2016 4:11 pm 

    When to Gary job Corp with his sick self acts like he is a big tough guy but is nothing alone and can’t get his stuff together thanks for keeping him away from the WORLD

    • Anonymous June 14, 2016 5:50 pm 

      All y’all dumb got so much to say when he locked up but I bet if he was out in the free world y’all bitches on here wouldn’t be saying shit

      • Thankful June 14, 2016 9:16 pm 

        You need to be ashamed of yourself. What if it was you, your sister, your mother. Be fair about this and think before you text or blog another website.

  9. really June 14, 2016 6:10 pm 

    Now i remember him. I went to gary job corp
    He was the dude that walk @ gary with another dude wit back packs on and talking to the girls that past by, mean while slang ciggs on the side of the building .
    Est. 2007

  10. really June 14, 2016 6:13 pm 

    Oh yeah…
    His dorm there was Mesquite.
    If went to gary u know what im talking

  11. Anonymous June 14, 2016 7:27 pm 

    I went to gary job corps with him also dude was cool af and about his money…i hate to see him in this situation cus i would never think he was like that…smh praying this isn’t the case…and also praying for the victims

  12. Rosemary Winters June 14, 2016 8:30 pm 

    He is sick

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  15. lexi June 15, 2016 4:37 pm 

    Omg i meet him off pof & we had sex but i didnt get thst vibe from him

    • Person of reason June 16, 2016 2:59 pm 

      Really, if you would have sadly declined, you would.have been a victim. Ijs

  16. Anonymous July 26, 2016 2:51 pm 

    This tamuler

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