Mann Act

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Mann′ Act`

an act of Congress (1910) making it a federal offense to participate in the interstate transportation of a woman for immoral purposes.
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They therefore used the Mann Act to criminalize the interstate transport of voluntary prostitutes.
During the height of Johnson's career, he was convicted under the Mann Act in 1913 for transporting a white woman across state lines.
Cardinals at Ravens (-5): The Mann Act prohibits transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes.
Nonetheless, in 1910 Congress responded to the continuing hysteria by passing the United States WhiteSlave Traffic Act, better known as the Mann Act (after its author, the Illinois congressman James Robert Mann), which made it a crime to transport women across state lines "for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.
In 1912, black boxer Jack Johnson was arrested in Chicago, accused of violating the Mann Act because of his relationship with his white girlfriend, Lucille Cameron.
Moralising" politicians and lawyers were looking for a high-profile person on whom they could test out the Mann Act, which forbade the taking of a woman across a state-line for immoral acts, and which had been passed just a few days before Johnson had beaten Jeffries.
Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury in June, 1913 for his consensual relationship with a Caucasian woman and was charged under the Mann Act, which was passed in 1910 and banned taking women over state lines for "immoral purposes.
Nine other defendants had earlier pleaded guilty in this same case for crimes including: child sex trafficking, conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens, conspiracy to commit money laundering, enticing an individual to travel in interstate commerce to commit prostitution, and violating the Mann Act.
The boxer was convicted in 1913 of violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to
From 2005 to 2008, Equality Now called on the former US Attorney General to use two federal laws, the Mann Act (which penalises knowingly transporting a person across state or national boundaries to engage in prostitution) and the Travel Act (which penalises travelling across state or national boundaries to promote unlawful activity, including prostitution) to investigate and prosecute the owner of GF Tours, which openly advertises sex tours online.
In 1913 he violated the segregationist Mann Act with his consensual relationship with a white woman and crossing the state line.