Molest case hearing held

Molest case hearing held

There are 50 comments on the The Reporter story from Jan 13, 2009, titled Molest case hearing held. In it, The Reporter reports that:

A Solano County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on Friday whether a longtime foster children's advocate should be held for trial on child molestation charges stemming from incidents involving an ...

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William Cantrell

Redwood City, CA

#34 Jan 14, 2009
Concerned Texan wrote:
To William Cantrell: Jacob must belong to the Screen Actors' Guild like his mother; he seems to be putting on quite a show for the judge on the stand. I believe the abuse is why the kids still in the house are so loyal; they are afraid of getting the same treatment as V. who got slugged in the eye. It would be very interesting to talk directly to you.
Thanks for your concern, but sorry i do not give out any contact info.
William Cantrell

Redwood City, CA

#35 Jan 14, 2009
For sfety reasons
Clarice

Vacaville, CA

#37 Jan 14, 2009
Correction: Stood up FOR his biological father
William Cantrell

Redwood City, CA

#38 Jan 14, 2009
Clarice wrote:
Good for you, Billy Cantrell.
Billy Cantrell is probably the only normal individual to come out of the Cantrell mess.
Anyone who has lived in this community for awhile knows who the Cantrell famly is. John and Margie Cantrell have adopted or fostered children through the years while begging for money from the community. The Reporter has featured them at least 3 times.
Jacob Cantrell, the man who stood up to his biological father in court Monday, is a sick and scary individual, as well as a sneak, liar, cheat and deadbeat. The prosecutor in this case needs to get busy to discredit him. "Pastoral" training my butt.
Jacob attended Vaca High, where he was a "jock" type. One of his favorite activities was to approach the fat, socially awkward girls and ask them for dates while his friends listened in and giggled.
After high school, he was thrown out of the University of New Mexico for a serious fight. He later joined some form of the military and was injured.
He now tells people he is a "Disabled War Veteran" to get out of working; collects full disability; works occasionally on physical jobs if he can be paid under the table.
He is married to a woman he abuses and has fathered two beautiful children who he neglects. He lives like a pig.
He also is into SM, which should be kept in the privacy of his bedroom. However, he openly seeks out men to whip him.
As far as I'm concerned, that's just what he needs.
Thank you Clarice
Thea

Carmel Valley, CA

#42 Jan 18, 2009
Wow... what an eye opening thread.(well, the comments actually). I grew up out in the country and knew most of the Cantrell kids growingup. I hope Mr Cantrell gets what he deserves. As far as Saint Jacob, I remember a time when his football career was in jeopardy because of his antics sexually aggressive antics towards the more unpopular set. The girl was counseled on 'team spirit' and the good of the school. SHAME on Vaca High! See what a monster they created?(Of course Mr Cantrell has to take some blame as well...)
family friend

Santa Maria, CA

#43 Jan 19, 2009
i never heard about these allegations. did you go to school with rev jacob? seems like that person need to talk to the judge to let him know about rev. jacobs reputation. that might really help see this thing to trial. jacob testified that the was never any porn in the house. he is lying i saw all the nude farrah fawcett foldouts on his wall and the pile of porn next to his bed.
Thea wrote:
Wow... what an eye opening thread.(well, the comments actually). I grew up out in the country and knew most of the Cantrell kids growingup. I hope Mr Cantrell gets what he deserves. As far as Saint Jacob, I remember a time when his football career was in jeopardy because of his antics sexually aggressive antics towards the more unpopular set. The girl was counseled on 'team spirit' and the good of the school. SHAME on Vaca High! See what a monster they created?(Of course Mr Cantrell has to take some blame as well...)
family friend

Santa Maria, CA

#44 Jan 19, 2009
here is quote from trial ."Further questioned by Finkas, the son stated he had never seen pornography at the Cantrell home" hhmmmmmm? who else is an eyewitness that has seen jacob with porn or porn in their home like i have???? please reply
texas journalist

Austin, TX

#45 Jan 29, 2009
I'm working on a story about the Mineola swingers club cases in Texas. John and Margie Cantrell and three of their Texas-born foster children have central roles in the cases and I would like to talk to anyone in California who knows the Cantrells and/or any of their California-born foster kids. All information and identities will be kept confidential.
thank you
texas journalist

Austin, TX

#46 Jan 29, 2009
oops--my email is [email protected]
give me a break

Vallejo, CA

#47 Jan 31, 2009
It is well known in Solano County that the Cantrell's lived on welfare, social security, disability, government housing, law suites and foster children. They adopted some of the foster kids because they could still received money and medical. It is harder to take adopted kid from an abusive home.
People fear Margie's Cantrell’s regular and extreme tantrums and threats. If those do not work in her favor she switches to her sainthood act as a perfect struggling Christian woman and mother of (40?) poor unloved kids that she took in to her home because no one else would love them.(That’s how she tells it to foster kids) She can turn on a dime. Ask schools, neighbors, family, hospitals, doctors, social services offices or anyone she dealt with in California or Texas about Margie’s tantrums. All her extreme acts are very memorable.
I believe she home schools all the kids in her care because it is too much trouble to get them to school regularly and in school their neglected care might be obvious. Her home is cleaned when she is expecting an inspection. For a short time the kids have attend public schools. In those short times Margie caused havoc in the public school systems.
Margie pretends to have a valid college degree; however it is from the internet. It is questionable if she graduated high school.
Foster parents should not be allowed to home school. Foster kids need to be seen in public regularly. The kids have no protection or voice from corrupt foster parents and or foster agencies. Foster kids need good citizens and public school teacher to keep an eye on their well-being. How can this happen if they are not regularly allowed out of the control of their foster home.
Previously Related

Vallejo, CA

#48 Jan 31, 2009
I was sibling of Billy, Jacob, "j" and the whole Cantrell clan until the mid 90's... when I could finally break free and move on to my own life. I never witnessed any sexual abuse by John Cantrell and do not believe it to be true. HOWEVER, what I do know is of the psychological and emotional abuse that was delivered by Margie Cantrell on a daily basis. She convinced all of us kids of whatever crazy story or idea she needed us to believe or buy into at the time... and you best NOT contradict her or there would be HELL to pay.
Jacob was the chosen son, of course he would have nothing but supportive things to say... he was put on a pedestal while the rest of us labored-doing the housework, laundry, Jacob's homework and whatever disgusting mess Margie wanted us to clean. I do not begrudge Jacob for this fact but I hope that he opens his heart and realizes that not all of the "Cantrell" children receive his golden treatment.
As for Billy...good for you for moving on and becoming a productive father, husband and man.
You certainly didn't have any healthy role models from which to learn.
Karen O

Sacramento, CA

#49 Feb 6, 2009
I went to high school with Jacob Cantrell and he was the biggest sleazeball scumbag to step foot at Vaca High.
Concerned Texan

Lindale, TX

#50 Feb 7, 2009
To: Texas Journalist

Tried to contact you by e-mail but it came back. You interviewed me several months ago but I have new information. The Cantrell's are on the move.
Sunshine

Humble, TX

#51 Feb 9, 2009
Another Concerned Texan wrote:
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Concerned Texan is right. In September 2005, John Cantrell's grown daughter (I'll call her "J") first reported to the authorities that John had molested her as a child and that John's wife Margie had known about it but done nothing. A second of John's grown daughters then made similar allegations to the authorities, and a third daughter said she'd long known about the molestation of the other two, and that Margie had told them to keep it all secret. In February 2007, more than a year after J first went to the authorities, a young foster child living with John and Margie in Texas claimed that J's husband had been part of the Mineola Swinger's Club. I agree with Concerned Texan -- Margie and John were just manipulating this foster child and trying to discredit J and her husband. The husband of J has never been arrested or charged for being part of the Club. It's just a fabrication of John and Margie to take the heat off John. I believe the three grown daughters -- they have no financial or other motive to make false allegations. They are not the sort of people who would tell lies about something like this.
Is J's name Jenna
Sunshine

Humble, TX

#52 Feb 9, 2009
Concerned Texan wrote:
To: Texas Journalist
Tried to contact you by e-mail but it came back. You interviewed me several months ago but I have new information. The Cantrell's are on the move.
Howdy Concerned Texan, whatcha mean that the Cantrell's are on the move? What kind of move are they on?
Sunshine

Humble, TX

#53 Feb 9, 2009
Concerned Texan wrote:
To: Texas Journalist
Tried to contact you by e-mail but it came back. You interviewed me several months ago but I have new information. The Cantrell's are on the move.
Did they get the okay to be on the move?
Sunshine

Humble, TX

#54 Feb 10, 2009
Shoot, I just heard they drop the charges on John Cantrell in California.
more on that

Vallejo, CA

#55 Apr 14, 2009
Sunshine wrote:
Shoot, I just heard they drop the charges on John Cantrell in California.
What I heard... The victim had a time limit to come forward. She did come forward within the proper time limit however, the authorities did not act. Later she came forward again and a trial was set. Then the case was dismissed not because John was found innocent.... because a technicality would not allow the cases to go forward due to the time limit of the second reporting.
Margie is telling the story that he was found innocent. This is not true...…the case could not go forward to prove guilt or innocents. Maybe the lack of having the opportunity to prove guilt proves innocents… except to victims.
wow

Detroit, TX

#56 Apr 17, 2009
"more on that" your wrong as usual. the judge couldn't fine anything credible nothing or no one not just a limit ITS IN HIS OWN WORDS.
Confused

United States

#57 Apr 24, 2009
Just read the TEXAS MONTHLY article. I'm not in TX but could read it on-line. VERY disturbing information about Margie Cantrell. Sounds like 3 innocent people are sitting behind bars. It seems like Margie made all of that awful stuff up and coached the kids into believing it. WHY can't law enforcement look into these allegations? How much longer will Margie get away with these lies? When I first read about the case it made me sick to my stomach. Now I feel sick thinking that 3 people are in prison for hurting kids when Margie Cantrell may have been the one lying.

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