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December 2, 2014: Ex-Cake Drummer Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison For Molesting 3-Year-Old Girl

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A former drummer for the alternative rock band Cake was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting a girl in 2009, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fred Wapner sentenced Peter Ivan McNeal, 48, and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life.

In March 2013, jurors found McNeal guilty of one count of oral copulation of a child 10 years old or younger.

Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson said McNeal molested the girl on Thanksgiving 2009 at a Laurel Canyon home where he was a guest.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.