Former Cake Drummer Peter McNeal Sentenced to Prison for Child Molestation
Former Cake drummer Peter Ivan McNeal, 48, has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of molesting a three-year-old girl. The incident, which occurred at a 2009 Thanksgiving celebration where McNeal was a guest, has landed the drummer 15 years to life behind bars.
This is not the first time McNeal has faced legal action for a sexual offense. In 2012, the former Cake member was charged with child sex abuse and released on $250,000 bail after attempting to molest a six-year-old girl while volunteering at a Los Angeles school. McNeal was given three years probation. The incident took place only two weeks after the Thanksgiving molestation.
McNeal’s first child molestation trial concerning the three-year-old victim was declared a mistrial, but during the drummer’s retrial, he was found guilty of one felony count of oral copulation and sexual penetration with the three-year-old back in 2013. Along with his prison time, McNeal will be listed as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Peter McNeal performed with Cake from 2001-2004, though he did not appear on any of the band’s studio albums. Cake is best known for their ’90s alt-rock hits ‘The Distance’ and ‘Never There.’
Former Utah teacher faces another rape charge as prosecutors find third victim
Brianne Land Altice, 35, is now charged with five counts of rape after a third victim described sexual encounters with the former teacher at Davis High School. She is already accused of raping two other young students in 2013.
Another teen has spoken out against an ex-Utah teacher accused of raping students at Davis High School.
Prosecutors discovered a third victim of Brianne Land Altice, the 35-year-old English teacher who allegedly seduced a 16 and 17-year-old boy for several months in 2013, landing her a fifth count of rape, according to the desert News.
Altice’s trial, initially set for September, had already been delayed due to a second victim who surfaced.
She was arrested by Layton police in October 2013 after a friend of the first victim reported his alleged sexual exploits that spanned half a year with Altice to authorities.
The victim claimed to have flirted with Altice while volunteering as a teacher’s assistant until she gave into sex, but he later felt guilty. Their encounters included the teacher’s home, a park and a church parking lot.
Her time with the 16-year-old victim overlapped encounters with a second victim that lasted from April to June 2013.
The third victim believes the rapes happened in either August or September, according to the Standard-Examiner.
Altice’s charges now include five counts of rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and three counts of forcible sexual abuse. Her next hearing for the latest charges is scheduled for Jan. 15.
Sex Offender Assaulted Toddler In Chuck E. Cheese’s
ENGLEWOOD – Police are investigating an alarming case of child sex assault at a restaurant designed for kids.
Englewood police say a convicted child predator made a toddler perform sexual acts inside the Chuck E. Cheese’s off West Hampden Avenue. Robert Weber, 43, was arrested last month. He has a criminal history involving children. According to police, Weber went to the Englewood Chuck E. Cheese on Nov. 20 with his daughter and befriended a dad who was there with his 3-year old girl.
Detectives say Weber told the other dad he would watch the girls and took the 3-year-old to an elevated tube where he made her perform sex acts on him. The father did not know Weber was a registered sex offender who wasn’t allowed to be near children. Detectives say Weber violated protection orders by not only going to Chuck E. Cheese’s but by bringing his daughter, too.
He may never have been arrested if it wasn’t for a photo booth picture the two fathers and daughters took together. The victim’s dad showed police who later identified the convicted predator.
Investigators are looking into why Weber had his young daughter with him. They opened a case with human services to investigate Weber’s family. Police say they may have allowed him to be near children knowing he wasn’t supposed to be.
The prosecutor’s office says they take protection orders very seriously, and there are serious penalties for people who violate them. Weber has a conviction for sex assault on a child from more than a decade ago. Jefferson County also has a pending case for the same charge. Law enforcement officials asked 9NEWS not to use his pictures, saying he may be tied to additional cases.
Chuck E. Cheese’s has measures in place to protect children and customers. Matching hand stamps allow employees to know who customers come in and leave with.
Weber faces charges for sex assault on a child, violating his protective orders and for being an habitual offender.
A BANGOR man has been jailed for sexually abusing six children over a 17-year period.
Last Friday (28th) Alastair Carswell was sentenced to 14 years for what was described as ‘predator activity’ involving victims aged between seven and 16.
Carswell (48) is originally from Bangor, though court records currently give his address as HMP Maghaberry, and all of his victims were from the North Down area. He was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by seven years on licence for a total of 25 charges, including multiple indecent assaults, that took place between 1995 and 2012.
Friday’s Crown Court sitting in Belfast heard that three of the 48-year-old’s victims had endured long-term effects from ‘sustained periods of abuse’ suffered at Carswell’s hands. Three of the victims were targeted on a single occasion but the others, two boys and a girl, were abused over a prolonged period.
When Carswell was arrested and questioned about the abuse last year he denied his victims’ claims, branding them malicious. But during last week’s court sitting the judge described Carswell as ‘controlling and willing to exercise control over others’ and stated some of the offending had a ‘pre-meditated nature’.
A defense lawyer told the court that Carswell intends to comply with probation after his release from prison, and that the 48 year old wants to try to get back some semblance of his life.