Chuck Berry poses for a portrait circa 1958. Michael Ochs Archives
That event paled in contrast, nevertheless, aided by the situation brought later on that year, as he had been faced with breaking the federal Mann Act — also referred to as the White Slave Traffic Act — which forbids transporting females across state lines for “prostitution or debauchery, and for some other immoral function. ”
The target under consideration had been a waitress that is 14-year-old prostitute who Berry acquired whilst travelling in Mexico and cut back to St. Louis to your workplace as a hostess at their Club Bandstand nightclub.
Berry — who later on advertised the lady told him she was 21 — fired her after several months, and after that she ended up being busted for prostitution and told the cops that Berry repeatedly had sex together with her as they had been on the highway, including in the rear of their Cadillac. Continue reading “Berry ended up being faced with disturbing the peace — that he settled by investing a evening in prison and surrendering the $700 seized from his pouches.”