Ex-Drummer For Cake Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Molesting 3-Year-Old
The ex-drummer of the band Cake was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting a 3-year-old girl at a Laurel Canyon home where he was a guest on Thanksgiving in 2009.Peter Ivan McNeal, 48, was also ordered during his sentencing yesterday to register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. McNeal had been found guilty of one count of oral copulation on a child 10 years or younger in March 2013.
After McNeal's visit, the 3-year-old blurted out during a family dinner: "Why did that man want to put his penis in my mouth?" The girl specified it was a man who had played ball with her, and she demonstrated what happened to her parents. The victim's parents said they waited in order to be completely certain about the allegations before pursuing a case against McNeal.
McNeal was arrested for the incident in 2012. Just two weeks before his arrest, he was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempting to molest a 6-year-old girl. He was sentenced to three years' probation for that case. He the drummer for Cake during 2001-2004, replacing drummer Todd Roper, who appeared on their 2001 album "Comfort Eagle."