The troubled son of a former Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice has just been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. If found guilty, RadarOnline.com has learned, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Pascal Calogero III, 59, was charged this Wednesday for his alleged role in the prostitution of a 14-year-old girl from Metairie, where he lives.
According to Newsweek, he allegedly conspired with others to traffic the teen between May and June of last year. During that time, Calogero III reportedly arranged prostitution “dates” for the girl, against her will.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) said in a release that a co-conspirator—identified in legal documents as J.B.—met the underage girl on May 9, 2017 and put her to work as a prostitute. He promised her $1,000 per day, but in the end forced her to give him most, if not all, of her earnings.
The person published internet advertisements promoting the girl’s sexual services and sent interested buyers sexually explicit photos of the young victim. He would then arrange the prostitution meetings and collect the cash.
According to the DoJ, Calogero III agreed to pay at least $120 to engage in vaginal and oral sex with the teen, on various occasions. He also reportedly “drove her to prostitution dates with other individuals.”
After several sexual encounters with the girl, Calogero III allegedly offered his own home as a prostitution space and began arranging sex meetings for the girl with other adult men.
If convicted, he could face life in prison as well as a fine of up to $250,000.
According to The Times-Picayune, the alleged criminal’s father, Pascal Calogero Jr. declined to comment after learning of the charges.
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