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Corey Nevin Marshall

SANTA CRUZ -- A 48-year-old man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl was arrested again recently for allegedly trying to contact the girl and dissuade her from testifying against him.

Corey Nevin Marshall was initially arrested in December. He is charged with 12 felony sex crimes involving one victim, including aggravated sexual assault of a child under age 14.

Prosecutors say more sex-related charges are in store.

Marshall's bail was set at $200,000 and he was able to post that and was released.

Marshall was arrested again Jan. 23 on suspicion of trying to dissuade a witness and violating a protective order that prohibited him from contacting the victim, prosecutor Rafael Vazquez said.

Vazquez would say only that Marshall wrote to the girl.

Marshall was in court Tuesday. Judge Timothy Volkmann said he placed the case on the calendar because Marshall wrote to him about his "concern over time," calling that a hand-written motion to dismiss.

But in court, Marshall agreed with his attorney, Marta Cadloni, that he would continue to waive his right to a speedy trial.

When Volkmann asked if Marshall was withdrawing his motion, he quietly answered yes.

Volkmann set a bail hearing for March 8 and provided both attorneys with a copy of the document Marshall sent to him.

Marshall remains in County Jail with bail set at $500,000.

After his original arrest, police said they had received a report from Child Protective Services that triggered an investigation.

Marshall is a registered sex offender with prior convictions for rape and child molestation, according to state records. He is listed as being a transient.

Scotts Valley police Lt. John Hohmann said Marshall was required to register as a sex offender every 30 days because he was homeless. He said he was in compliance with that requirement when arrested in December.

Hohmann said he didn't know where Marshall had been living, but said the crimes are alleged to have occurred in the city. Hohmann said he was unsure if Marshall had been working.

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