Marshall, 57, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag, raped a 22-year-old visitor to the Cape in the summer of 1980, according to court records and the Cape Cod Times news archive. Marshall offered to drive the Illinois woman to her sister's house from a party in Barnstable and instead drove her to a secluded spot in West Barnstable, where he sexually assaulted her, the Times reported.
But while Marines were fighting back a 77-day onslaught by the North Vietnamese from January to April of 1968, Marshall was still a senior in high school in Falmouth. School records confirm he graduated from Lawrence High School on June 9, 1968, a school spokeswoman said.
Tribal Vice Chairman Shawn Hendricks will “assume (Marshall’s) day-to-day responsibilities” so Marshall can “properly deal with the mental and physical issues" Marshall is facing, the statement read.
“Like a lot of veterans from that era, I realize I have my own demons that I need to deal with,” Marshall said.