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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 25, 2014

Former Ft. Knox Resident Pleads Guilty To Assaulting And Causing Substantial Bodily Injury To One Minor Child


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former resident of Ft. Knox military base pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week to assaulting and causing substantial bodily injury to one minor child and assaulting an adult woman and another minor child announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Cynthia L. Marx, age 40, pleaded guilty to three of six counts in a federal indictment before Senior Judge John G. Heyburn II, on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

In Court, Marx admitted that on September 4, 2013, while staying with her friend, L.M.J., in Hardin County, Kentucky, at the Fort Knox military reservation, that she became violent and struck L.M.J. multiple times, that she struck and caused substantial bodily injury to a 14-year- old minor female and that she assaulted a 3-year-old boy.

If convicted at trial, Marx faced a sentence of no more than 29 years in prison, a fine of up to $900,000 and a three-year period of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled before Senior Judge Heyburn on October 31, 2014, in Louisville.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Gregory and is being investigated by the U.S. Army, Criminal Investigation Command.

Updated December 15, 2014