ST. LOUIS ‘SUGAR DADDY’ DRAWS NATIONAL NOTE FOR ARREST
But it’s his novel connection to Rockwood School Board politics that’s more interesting locally
A Chesterfield man is the subject of national news media coverage today over his recent arrest in the city.
Fabian Marta, 51, stands accused by Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore of “accessory child kidnapping,” a Class A felony. The complaint alleges that Marta assisted a woman referred to as “Suspect 1” in harboring her children at an apartment building he owned “knowing she had taken them illegally” from a lawful parent. It accused him of “refusing to allow police access to the residence and impeding the kidnapping investigation.”
The national angle of interest – reported at Newsweek and other outlets – is that Marta was “a patron of the crowdfunded anti-child trafficking film Sound of Freedom.” The box-office hit about child predators is all the rage on the Right, drawing praise from Donald Trump to mainstream conservative politicians to Qanon.
Marta posted on Facebook that he was “proud to have been a small part” of funding the film. He added, “If you see the movie, look for Fabian Marta and family at the end of the credits.” For someone with that credential to be charged with child kidnapping does seem somewhat ironic.
But the more interesting local angle of the story is Marta’s connection to controversial Rockwood School Board member Jessica Clark, who was elected in April 2022. Clark’s claim to fame was that she was the first person elected to a school board after proudly holding the title, “Sugar Baby.”
It turns out, from all appearances, that Marta was her first “Sugar Daddy.
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