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4/18/2008-East Texas

Former Police Chief Subpoenaed For Next Sex Ring Trial

We're not exactly sure what former Mineola Police Chief Jason Shanks will testify on, if he is called to the stand. But we do know what he told us.

Three weeks ago foster mother Margaret Cantrell told KLTV she had made a report in June 2005 alledging of the horrific crimes the children said went on in the club. She told me she had heard the case was closed the next day.

Within an hour of this story airing former Mineola Chief Shanks called on the phone. He said what we reported was incorrect.

He said quote "We worked with the FBI for two weeks to run down leads. We searched homes in smith county to look for anything we could find....videos, etc. We found nothing. We even went through the old club to try and find evidence that children were involved, again they said they found nothing."

But the very next week we were able to get a copy of that police report. It proved the case was closed 24 hours later. The date opened June 22 2005 and closed June 23 2005 the reason: prosecution declined.

The defendant in the next trial on May 5th is Shauntel Mayo. She has been charged with aggravated sexual assault with a child as well as six other felony charges.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.

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