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- Posted on Apr 25th 2012 1:00PM by Jason MacNeil
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, a woman, whose identity has been withheld to not identify the child, testified that her then three-year-old daughter demonstrated what McNeal allegedly did to the girl during a Thanksgiving party in November 2009.
After leaving the party, she said her daughter asked, "Why did that man want to put his penis in my mouth?" When the mother asked which man the daughter replied, "The man who was playing ball with us."
That same evening, the mother testified she got in the bathtub with her daughter and asked her to demonstrate what transpired. The daughter proceeded to take a metal Thermos bottle which she held to her crotch and "pushed it in my mouth."
"She had no emotional value to it yet," the mother said of the demonstration. "It was just something that happened."
When asked why they waited before going to the authorities, the mother explained her and her husband wanted to be "100 percent certain" before accusing McNeal of such actions. The daughter, who is now five and who also testified. The girl was unable to recognize McNeal during a preliminary hearing but had previously identified him in a photo.
McNeal was arrested on one felony count of oral copulation and sexual penetration of a child under the age of 10 in December 2011 and first appeared in court this past January. The parents of the girl reported the molestation to police in Massachusetts.
Prosecutor Elena Camaras has alleged that McNeal also attempted to molest a different young girl two weeks later while volunteering at a school, but no charges were filed in that incident.
McNeal performed with Cake from 2001 to 2004 and has worked with a series of other musicians including Norah Jones and Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty.