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Ex-Cake Drummer Peter McNeal

Wife Wants Divorce After

His Child Molestation Trial

6/13/2012 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0608_peter_mcneal_mug_shotPeter McNeal -- former drummer for the band Cake -- narrowly avoided a conviction for child molestation last month, but he couldn't avoid divorce papers from his wife of 13 years ... TMZ has learned. 

According to the documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jill McNeal cites "irreconcilable differences" -- and she's asking the court for sole physical custody of their two children, ages 10 and 8.

Peter was accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl at a Thanksgiving dinner back in 2009. A judge declared a mistrial last month after a jury was deadlocked 11-1 against McNeal.

In the docs, Jill says she's cool with Peter having visitation rights, and joint legal custody of the kids. However, she is asking the court to deny him the right to any spousal support. 

McNeal's molestation case might be retried ... he's due back in court in August.


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Duh! Big surprise! Most of Cake's songs are about having sex with children.

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I bet that juror that cause the dead lock feels powerful. Life has a way of teaching a lesson to those types [not that they'll connect the dots]

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The Noose!1

862 days ago

Seriously wtf    

Why does she not have a problem with him having a share of custody. I would have a BIG HUGE problem with that.

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She says he can have full visitation and / or joint custody with his young kids, but she'll fight tooth and nail over money. Huh?! That doesn't sound right to me. Does it sound right to you?
It is not uncommon for male and female pedophiles to marry so they can do what they do together or as a cover. There is no evidence to suggest the wife here is one... I'm just saying. Not fighting for at the bare minimum of supervised visits until the case is disposed of and innocence proven beyond ANY doubt is suspicious; At least to me.

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