Letter to Santa leads to man's arrest!

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PHARR, Texas — A 9-year-old girl’s letter to Santa Claus asking that a relative stop touching her and her sister has led to the arrest of a 55-year-old Pharr man on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, according to a newspaper report.

Andres Enrique Cantu, 55, of Pharr, remained in the Hidalgo County Jail Monday night after his arrest Friday. His bond was set at $100,000. It wasn’t immediately clear if Cantu had an attorney.

The girl wrote the letter Thursday and turned it in at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, The (McAllen) Monitor reported. It wasn’t clear whether the letter was for a school assignment.

A probable cause complaint said a counselor at the school reported that the student turned in a wish list to Santa asking that the relative stop touching her and her sister. A day later she was interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Edinburg, which works with abused children, and told authorities about the alleged molestation. Police investigators believe the molestation occurred over a four-year period, according to the complaint.

The newspaper did not identify the relationship of the man to the girl to protect her identity.

The charge against Cantu is a new one, created by the Texas Legislature last year. It is part of a series of changes to the penal code called Jessica’s Law, designed to heighten punishments of sexual predators.

If convicted, Cantu could face 25 to 99 years in prison.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6166517.html


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You can seriously get 100 years in jail for child molestation? And what happens if a friend of a friend writes to “Santa” wishing for her BFF Jenny free from her perverted uncle too? Where does the line get drawn and who is allowed to convict who through something like a letter to Santa? I’m not saying its not true, but if it is there should be better ways to “prove” it really happened… Nonetheless, poor girl for resorting to write such a letter.


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[QUOTE=FountainDew;2177956]You can seriously get 100 years in jail for child molestation? And what happens if a friend of a friend writes to “Santa” wishing for her BFF Jenny free from her perverted uncle too? Where does the line get drawn and who is allowed to convict who through something like a letter to Santa? I’m not saying its not true, but if it is there should be better ways to “prove” it really happened… Nonetheless, poor girl for resorting to write such a letter.[/QUOTE]

I am not sure I understand your response. If Jenny’s BFF has confided that she is being abused and Jenny responded in the exact same manner, then yes, an investigation would ensue. That the way the law works, probably cause. The counselor consulted with the proper authorities and the girl spoke of her molestation. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT! (that’s yelling in case you don’t understand uppercase etiquette). That is a major way that molestation is uncovered, by 2nd and 3rd hand parties. I worked for the FCI (Federal Correction Institution) and can attest that that is how many of these creeps get caught. They end up being someone’s “bitch” once it is found out what they did. It’s all downhill from the moment they turned into a monster. I do not understand your indignation. :Z

"Resorting to writing a letter such a letter " That comment projects something about your nature.


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When the authority’s become aware of such an allegation it is properly investigated and the child is carefully interviewed to obtain evidence.
Medical examination and other witness interview’s help prove/disprove the case. The health and welfare of the child is paramount and steps are taken to ensure that any further exposure is halted.
It does not matter how the truth comes out, a letter to Santa, someone at school or the family become suspicious, the abuse must be stopped.
If the allegation is true then hanging is too good for the offender.
I never understood what my great Grandmother meant by that in my teens but now I share her thoughts, these pedophiles make me very angry.