The trial of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly, the third defendant in the Mineola child sex ring case, took an interesting turn Thursday morning.
John Cantrell, who was foster parent to some of the child victims, pleaded the 5th amendment on the stand Thursday morning. Cantrell was brought in from California, where he faces his own charges of lewd acts with a child, by Smith County authorities to appear in court Thursday. He can still be called to appear at a later time.
A CPS worker also testified today, along with Virginia Mayo, Shauntel Mayo's former mother-in-law. Shauntel Mayo was found guilty of forcing three young siblings and their underage aunt to perform sex acts at the club earlier this year.
Another of the child victims also took the stand this afternoon, an 8 year old girl. She described how she and other children did "bad stuff" inside the "blue" and "brown" rooms of the Mineola club.
The jury lastly heard testimony from the woman who owned the building the club was housed in.
The trial is expected to continue tomorrow morning.
Layron Livingston, reporting. email@example.com