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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
Caminetti v. U.S.; Diggs v. U.S.; Hays v. U.S.
Citation:242 U.S. 470, 37 S.Ct. 192, 61 L.Ed. 442
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All three cases were argued together. All the defendants were charged under the White Slave Traffic Act. In Caminetti and in Diggs, the defendant was charged “with transporting and causing to be transported and aiding and assisting in obtaining transportation for a certain woman from Sacramento, California, to Reno, Nevada, in interstate commerce for the purpose of debauchery, and for an immoral purpose, to wit, that the aforesaid woman should be and become his mistress and concubine.” In Hays, the defendant was charged with “having… persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced a certain woman, unmarried and under the age of eighteen years, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to the City of Wichita, Kansas, in interstate commerce and travel, for the purpose and with intent then and there to induce and coerce the said woman, and intending that she should be induced and coerced to engage in prostitution, debauchery and other immoral practices.”
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