was an LDS church member in Farmington, Utah; found guilty of sexual abuse of a 14 year old girl

Case Summary

Cantrell was a mormon in Farmington, Utah. Cantrell was found guilty of sexually abusing a 14 year old girl while they were alone in his home, he was helping her create a home exercise plan. When Cantrell’s wife and children returned from running errands the girl left and it was reported Cantrell chased after her and encouraged her to have a sexual relationship with him. It has also been reported he sent text messages grooming her prior to his sexually abusing her.

Offender Number: 260762
Offender Name: SAMUEL WALLACE CANTRELL
Location: DAVIS CO JAIL
Housing Facility: N/A
Release Date/Type: N/A

SENTENCE PRISON 2023-10-23
Based on the defendant’s conviction of FORCIBLE SEXUAL Abuse a second degree felony not less than 1 not more than 15 years/prison term suspended

Based on the defendant’s conviction of FORCIBLE SEXUAL Abuse a second degree felony not less than 1 year not more than 15 years/prison term suspended

Sentence Jail 180 days,5 days credit in Davis County Jail

Sources
  1. Farmington man charged with sexually assaulting teen during workout
    view source details | 16 Jul 2021 | KSL
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  • Farmington man charged with sexually assaulting teen during workout
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: KSL
    Date published/accessed: 16 Jul 2021
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    Samuel Wallace Cantrell, 48, was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court with two counts of object rape, a first-degree felony, and lewdness, a class B misdemeanor.

    Cantrell helped a 14-year-old girl "with her strength training workouts at his home gym," according to charging documents.

    In May, while at Cantrell's house and after Cantrell's wife and children had left to run errands, Cantrell "began a sexually explicit conversation" with the girl before inappropriately touching her, the charges state.

    When the family returned, the girl left the house. Cantrell followed her out the door and again tried to encourage the girl to engage in sexual conduct, to which she declined, according to the charges.

    A search of Cantrell's cellphones and social media accounts revealed that "in the months leading up to this incident, Cantrell engaged in behavior toward (the girl) that is consistent with sexual grooming," the charging documents allege.

    In the weeks before the assault, Cantrell would tell the girl about problems in his marriage, and during exercise sessions at his house would inappropriately touch her, according to a search warrant affidavit.

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