Two registered intercourse offenders accused of participating in intercourse acts with a 16-year-old lady at an El Cajon motel had been ordered Thursday to face trial on a number of felony intercourse crime counts.
Lawrence Cantrell, 34, and Michael Inman, 70, had been arrested in March for alleged intercourse acts with the minor on the Motel 6 on Montrose Court docket.
Police first realized of the alleged encounter after an worker for homeless providers supplier Individuals Aiding the Homeless — or PATH — informed police that in a telephone dialog, Cantrell admitted to intercourse acts with the lady.
Additional investigation led to the invention of a video on every man’s cellphone allegedly exhibiting the juvenile participating in intercourse acts with Inman, police mentioned. Detectives on Thursday mentioned the lads paid the teenager lady for intercourse.
Throughout a preliminary listening to held Thursday in El Cajon Superior Court docket, protection attorneys for each males argued their shoppers had been informed by the lady that she was 18 and had no purpose to consider in any other case, although prosecutors allege each defendants suspected she was underage.
El Cajon police Det. Jeffrey Domenech testified that he spoke with Cantrell in jail, who acknowledged he questioned the lady a number of occasions about her age, together with through the alleged intercourse acts.
Inman allegedly acknowledged the lady had informed him she was 18, however he did not consider she was an grownup resulting from her bodily look, El Cajon police Det. Nathaniel Saquilon testified. Inman additionally allegedly acknowledged that he “would not thoughts marrying her in a pair years, when she turned 18,” in keeping with the detective.
Two intercourse offenders are accused of sexually assaulting a teen at a motel in El Cajon. NBC 7’s Jackie Crea shares particulars revealed in court docket.
Following the listening to, Deputy District Lawyer Clayton Carr mentioned, “I believe the proof introduced as we speak on the preliminary listening to established that at no level did both defendant sincerely and fairly and truly consider that this lady was 18 years outdated.”
Each males have beforehand been convicted of intercourse offenses and now faces prices associated to alleged intercourse acts with the minor and possession of kid pornography.
Inman was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape in 1978 in Orange County and lewd acts upon a baby in 2005 in San Diego County. Cantrell was convicted of possession of kid pornography in 2018 in San Diego County.
Inman faces as much as 56 years to life in state jail if convicted of all counts, whereas Cantrell faces as much as eight years in jail if convicted.