It’s the Chuck Berry crime

Maxwell, 58, was charged on Thursday in a 17-page indictment with allegedly enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit both of those crimes, and perjury related to a sworn deposition. If convicted, she faces up to 35 years in federal prison.

The important but not said there being “transporting across state lines” which is what makes it a crime for the Feds. And, yep, this is what Chuck did a couple of years for.

There’s a wide spectrum of said crime too. If, say, the age of consent is 18, and you drive a date over the state line then park up and hubba bubba, said date being 17, then that’s this crime.

If you, purely as a theoretical illustration you know, organise vast fleets of young teens to service rich old men it’s the same thing.

14 thoughts on “It’s the Chuck Berry crime”

  1. Never get this. If young girls is your thing, there are surely 18 year old girls who look younger.

    It’s almost as if breaking the law is the thing.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    Perhaps they didn’t know they were under age until after the event? Imagine what a rich and/or influential man finding out he’d just become a paedophile might be willing to do to keep it a secret?

    On a similar theme, I was listening to Rudi Guliani talking about how he cleaned up NY recently and he was saying that the mafia took a 50% stake in all gay bars in NY and it wasn’t for the profits or money laundering. Again, quite a lot of men would have been willing to make compromises to keep that secret at the time.

  3. Sorry to be pendantic BiND, but these people are Ephebophiles – they like ’em young (15-19) but not pre-pubescent like the ropers.
    Ghislaine Maxwell committed suicide next Tuesday…..

  4. Andrew C
    An eighteen year old may look fourteen but she doesn’t act it. If you think about it, if this wasn’t the case then age of consent legislation would hardly be necessary.

  5. ‘Carrying an under-age gull across a sedate lion for immoral porpoises’ The Mann act.

    A joke related in an Ed McBain book, IIRC.

  6. A 17-page indictment?

    That is what English law dogs would call ‘badly overloaded’. Over here, the Defendant could expect to see it reined in. A lot.

  7. “An eighteen year old may look fourteen but she doesn’t act it. ”

    And some 14 year olds act like 18 going on 45. Friend’s got a daughter like that. I know she’s jail bait. Otherwise, I’d presume she’s a woman in her early twenties been around a bit. Mum’s in her 30’s, but looks ten years younger. See them together & at worst you’d presume they were sisters but more likely just friends.
    It’s the problem, isn’t it? Clothes, make-up, interests, worldly wise. The range of female ages can present as between 20 & 30. It’s a minefield. Rarely the same with males. The degree of adolescent cuntishness glares through any disguise. Although why so many men retain it into their balding overweight 50’s remains a mystery. How old’s Randy Andy?

  8. hold on — if chuck took’em from state A to state b to do something illegal in state B but legal in state b is that still a crime?
    -and if Ghissy took a US citizen from State A to Republic of B to do something illegal in State A but legal in B is that still a crime?

  9. urg

    hold on — if chuck took’em from state A to state b to do something illegal in state A but legal in state B is that still a crime?
    -and if Ghissy took a US citizen from State A to Republic of B to do something illegal in State A but legal in B is that still a crime?

  10. Alleged offenses were over 20 years ago. I find it hard to believe that the statute of limitations hasn’t run out – many years ago.

  11. @BiS
    She’d be legal in Portugal if over 14 (and would’ve been in Spain until a few years ago).

  12. the mafia took a 50% stake in all gay bars in NY and it wasn’t for the profits or money laundering.

    Clever

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