The third trial of an alleged member of a swingers club accused of forcing children into sex shows was postponed Monday amid allegations that the foster father to the young victims molested other children.These poor children. First made to be the "stars" for these perverts, then the foster father who is now taking care of them is being charged with molestation from a couple of foster children he took care of 18 years ago. I hope for the kids that their current foster father is innocent of the charges. What a nightmare.
Prosecutors said the California child sex charges against John Cantrell, who has custody of three siblings who allegedly performed inside the club, has nothing to do with their case in Texas.
Cantrell, 64, was charged last week with sexually assaulting two of his foster children in 1990. His wife has denied the allegations.
Margie Cantrell first told authorities in 2005 about what the children -- now ages 12, 10, and 7 -- revealed to her about having being forced into sex at the former daycare.
Brockulsen in the comments in this post on Dark Christianity has a link to this story about the case.
Many have wondered how the club let people know about these events. Investigators say though a website was never found specifically for the club they think that it was probably solicited through individual messages on swingers websites or social networking sites, many of which have specific East Texas communities like Mineola.
"It's either word of mouth or through the internet somehow. Specifically to this case. We don't know how they got there but we know a lot of people got there," said Murphy.
On just one website, we found 7,000 swingers within a 100 miles of Mineola, although they are adults it shows the interest is there, and now authorities are asking for help.
"I think there are individuals out there who know what went on in that building. I think there are grown adults who know, just like those children testified about, what went on in that building. For law enforcement to bring those people to justice we need the help of the general public. We need people to look down and standup and do the right thing. Let us know who was there because everybody involved needs to be brought to justice," said murphy.
This is almost starting to sound like some of the cases of "Satanic Panic" in the 1980's. 7000 people? 7000 swingers who were also into kiddie porn and no one has evidence of the thousands who supposedly visited the club?