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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


07/12/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Arrest Weatherford Man for Lewd Proposals to Child

July 11, 2012, members of the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and officers from the Weatherford Police Department arrested William Cantrell (d.o.b. 8/10/1989) at the Wal-Mart located at 1249 Eagle Road in Weatherford. Agents posing as children between the ages of 9 and 13 communicated via computer. Cantrell told the undercover agents he wanted them to send him nude pictures of themselves, to perform sex acts on themselves, and to meet him for sex. Cantrell and the undercover agents set a meeting at a dressing room at Wal-Mart where Cantrell was employed. Cantrell believed he was meeting one of the underage females. When Cantrell arrived for the meeting, OSBI agents and Weatherford officers arrested him on five counts of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16 and two counts of violation of the Oklahoma computer crimes act. Cantrell was booked into the Weatherford City Jail. Agents continue to investigate.

William Cantrell Photo