February 29, 2024
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One in all two registered intercourse offenders charged with partaking in intercourse acts with a 16-year-old woman at an El Cajon motel has pleaded responsible to a number of felony intercourse crime counts.

Lawrence Cantrell, 35, is predicted to be sentenced subsequent month to just about 5 years in state jail for the March 2023 encounter with the minor on the Motel 6 on Montrose Courtroom.

Cantrell’s co-defendant, 71-year-old Michael Inman, is slated to go to trial subsequent week on related fees.

Police first discovered of the incident after an worker for homeless companies supplier Folks Helping the Homeless — or PATH — informed police that in a cellphone dialog, Cantrell admitted to intercourse acts with the woman.

Additional investigation led to the invention of a video on every man’s mobile phone allegedly displaying the juvenile partaking in intercourse acts with Inman, police stated.

At a preliminary listening to held final yr in El Cajon Superior Courtroom, protection attorneys for each males argued their shoppers believed the woman was 18.

Each males have beforehand been convicted of intercourse offenses.

Inman was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape in 1978 in Orange County and lewd acts upon a toddler in 2005 in San Diego County. Cantrell was convicted of possession of kid pornography in 2018 in San Diego County.

–Metropolis Information Service