Back in December 1959 Chuck Berry invited a Apache girl from Yuma, Arizona to work at his club in St. Louis. Police arrested the rocker on charges of violating the Mann Act i.e. transporting a minors over state lines. The girl was charged with prostitution and testified that she and Berry had had sex numerous times on the journey from Yuma to St. Louis.
“What was your purpose in bringing Janice from Texas to Missouri?” The Judge asked Berry during trial.
“She needed a job and I had a job for her in the club.”
Chuck Berry served three years in prison.
His song SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN remains a classic warning to men.
To view SWEET LITTLE 16 go to the following URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV4NGpoy_E