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The Mann Act of 1910 and The Family International

Posted by Dayna Broussard II on July 28, 2005 at 03:00:25

In Reply to: Mom Pleads Guilty to Hosting Sex Parties posted by Exer Out/Freedom In on July 26, 2005 at 21:52:17:

18 U.S.C. 2422 COERCION AND ENTICEMENT

It is forbidden to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce any individual to travel in interstate or foreign commerce to engage in prostitution or any criminal sexual activity.

It is forbidden to knowingly attempt to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce any individual to travel in interstate or foreign commerce to engage in prostitution or any criminal sexual activity.

It is forbidden to use the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in prostitution or any criminal sexual activity.

It is forbidden to attempt to use the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in prostitution or any criminal sexual activity.

18 U.S.C. 2423 TRANSPORTATION OF MINORS

It is forbidden to knowingly transport a minor in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent that the minor engage in prostitution or in any criminal sexual activity.

It is forbidden for a person to travel in interstate commerce or to travel into the United States for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another person.

It is forbidden for a United States citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States to travel in foreign commerce to travel and engage in any illicit sexual conduct with another person.

It is forbidden to arrange, induce, procure, or facilitate the travel of a person knowing that such a person is traveling in interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, if the arrangement, inducement, procurement, or facilitation is for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain.

An attempt to commit any of the above-mentioned offenses is also forbidden.


18 U.S.C 2243 - SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR OR WARD

This criminalizes engaging in sexual acts with any individual who is not yet 12 years of age or engaging in sexual acts with any individual who is older than 12 but not yet 16 years of age with at least a four-year difference in age.


State Laws

State laws are generally broader and focus on persons who advance, promote, or induce prostitution. Unfortunately state laws infrequently penalize patrons of this form of prostitution; however, it may be possible to prosecute these patrons under child sexual abuse or statutory rape laws.3

For information regarding your state's laws, please contact the agencies noted below.
National Association of Counsel for Children
Suite 340
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218-1125
Toll-Free: 1-888-828-NACC
Telephone: 303-864-5320
Fax: 303-864-5351
http://www.naccchildlaw.org

The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
American Prosecutors Research Institute
Suite 510
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314-1588
Telephone: 703-549-4253
Fax: 703-836-3195
http://www.ndaa-apri.org

The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447-0001
Toll-Free: 1-800-FYI-3366
Telephone: 703-385-7565
Fax: 703-385-3206
E-mail:
http://www.calib.com/nccanch

National Conference of State Legislatures
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230-7143
Telephone: 303-364-7700
Fax: 303-364-7800
http://www.ncsl.org

Please note that we provide this list as a public service. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children does not sponsor or endorse any group listed.

End Notes
1Eva J. Klain. Prostitution of Children and Child-Sex Tourism: An Analysis of Domestic and International Responses. Alexandria, Virginia: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 1999, pages 19-21.
2Id., page 19, citing Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, Pub. L. No. 105-314, 112 Stat. 2974 (1998).
3Education Development Center, Inc. Child Sexual Exploitation: Improving Investigations and Protecting Victims, A Blueprint for Action. Massachusetts Child Exploitation Network, January