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Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend testifies to grand jury in sex trafficking probe

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posted on Jan, 13 2022 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Nah, child rape isn't a big deal at all.


So Dramatic!

17+ is a child? Would 17+ 364 still be a child and then magically a woman a day later... As to the letter of the law he is most likely in big trouble since age of convent is 18 in FL, but go up a state and its like 15 and 16 with a good many, as it is also 16 with Bahamas.

So what is your point again?



posted on Jan, 13 2022 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
17+ is a child?


According to the various laws regarding this, yes.



posted on Jan, 13 2022 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

According to the various laws regarding this, yes.


40 states say otherwise, and all 50 say she is not a child, so no the laws do not...try again...

The weird part that I have no clue as to if it is legal or not is if you go from FL with a woman who is 17 and have sex with her in any of the other 40 states that say it is legal, would it still be breaking the law in FL if the act was in another state or a country were it is legal?



posted on Jan, 13 2022 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
40 states say otherwise, and all 50 say she is not a child, so no the laws do not...try again...


It's illegal in EVERY state to pay to have sex with a minor or transport a minor over state lines for sex.

You try again.



posted on Jan, 13 2022 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Xtrozero
17+ is a child?


According to the various laws regarding this, yes.


But whatabout States' "full faith & credit" ? 💃



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero


Child Sex Trafficking is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1591. This statute makes it a federal offense to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain a minor (defined as someone under 18 years of age) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the victim is a minor and would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act. “Commercial sex act” is defined very broadly to include “any sex act, on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” In other words, it is illegal both to offer and to obtain a child, and cause that child to engage in any kind of sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, whether it be money, goods, personal benefit, in-kind favors, or some other kind of benefit. Section 1591 also makes it a crime for individuals to participate in a business venture that obtains minors and causes them to engage in commercial sex acts.

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It doesn't matter where in the US Gaetz was. As soon as he paid a minor for sex he was breaking Child Sex Trafficking laws. The act of just paying her for sex comes with a sentence of 10 years to life. If he took her across state lines, that's another 10 years to life. If Greenberg's claims are true, Gaetz was using his phone to interact with this girl and pay her. That's another 10 years to life.

So unless Gaetz has someone bigger he can flip on, he's looking at a lot of jail time.
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posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 05:08 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
But whatabout States' "full faith & credit" ? 💃


What about Fred the Purple Unicorn?



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Xtrozero
40 states say otherwise, and all 50 say she is not a child, so no the laws do not...try again...


It's illegal in EVERY state to pay to have sex with a minor or transport a minor over state lines for sex.

You try again.


It is illegal to basically pay for sex period except in a few cases. This whole transport a minor over state lines is once again confusing in if he dated this girl and she traveled with him around the world and yes they had sex X times I'm not sure where the legal/illegal line is.

So what you are saying is if she drives with him to GA and has sex then it is illegal, but if he waits for her in GA to come see him and then they have sex it is then it is OK.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
It is illegal to basically pay for sex period except in a few cases.


That's a misdemeanor in most case.


This whole transport a minor over state lines is once again confusing in if he dated this girl and she traveled with him around the world and yes they had sex X times I'm not sure where the legal/illegal line is.

So what you are saying is if she drives with him to GA and has sex then it is illegal, but if he waits for her in GA to come see him and then they have sex it is then it is OK.


You should look up the Federal statutes, you are obviously confused on the felonies he allegedly committed.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 09:10 AM
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The second he offers her any kind of compensation for sex it violates federal Child Sex Trafficking laws.

The sheer act of offering a minor any kind of compensation for sex, regardless if the sex happened or not, comes with a 10 year minimum sentence.

If Gaetz is guilty of what he is alleged to have done then he violated a number of other federal statutes pertaining to Child Sex Trafficking. All of which come with a 10 year minimum sentence.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Xtrozero

The second he offers her any kind of compensation for sex it violates federal Child Sex Trafficking laws.

The sheer act of offering a minor any kind of compensation for sex, regardless if the sex happened or not, comes with a 10 year minimum sentence.

If Gaetz is guilty of what he is alleged to have done then he violated a number of other federal statutes pertaining to Child Sex Trafficking. All of which come with a 10 year minimum sentence.


What if she lied about her age? thats entrapment isnt it?



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa
What if she lied about her age? thats entrapment isnt it?


Entrapment only pertains to law enforcement.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 10:42 AM
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(c)In a prosecution under subsection (a)(1) in which the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the person so recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, maintained, patronized, or solicited, the Government need not prove that the defendant knew, or recklessly disregarded the fact, that the person had not attained the age of 18 years.

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posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 10:58 AM
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I can't believe how many people in this thread are defending this scumbag. Everyone hates Andrew and Epstein and Maxwell and Clinton and all the other minor-loving sex criminals. This guy is cool though because he's got a scarlet "R" on his sweater. Pathetic.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
If he’s guilty then lock him up. But it might just be a setup to throw dirt on his name for the short term. I don’t believe anything the media reports.


For one this situation is already getting more MSM attention than the Ghislaine Maxwell case., which is SUS to say the least.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Xtrozero

The second he offers her any kind of compensation for sex it violates federal Child Sex Trafficking laws.

The sheer act of offering a minor any kind of compensation for sex, regardless if the sex happened or not, comes with a 10 year minimum sentence.

If Gaetz is guilty of what he is alleged to have done then he violated a number of other federal statutes pertaining to Child Sex Trafficking. All of which come with a 10 year minimum sentence.


What if she lied about her age? thats entrapment isnt it?


Or she had/has fake IDs 💎🦑



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:22 AM
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Yeah. An EX girlfriend is giving testimony. This makes him guilty? Remove him from his appointments? Why is it always guilt before trial with so many of you. I hope you never get busted doing anything.

Also, if he paid for travel and was not told she was 17 he is not 'paying' her and he was lied to. Would not be the first time. I think the investigation should really be into who provided the girl if that happened.

I mean, in the Maxwell trial that is what it was about not those who took the underage girls. Right?


PS - If he was banging young girls put his ass away. No questions. This should not be a partisan decision but a moral one.
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posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

As I posted above. The prosecutor does not have to prove that Gaetz knew her age.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

From last year. Greenberg needs to be put down.

www.nytimes.com...



Around that time, federal authorities seized Mr. Greenberg’s phone and laptop, according to court records. They discovered evidence that Mr. Greenberg, whose job responsibilities included issuing licenses, was creating fake identification cards for himself and a teenage girl, and was experimenting with holograms used on permits for concealed firearms, according to court documents.

Two months later, he was indicted on the sex trafficking charge. From May to November 2017, prosecutors said, Mr. Greenberg targeted the girl, who was between 14 and 17, saying he “recruited” and “solicited” her for sex acts in exchange for unspecified perks or favors.



posted on Jan, 14 2022 @ 11:26 AM
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Yeah. An EX girlfriend is giving testimony. This makes him guilty?


She has the texts and calls. If there wasn't anything to her testimony why did she fight so hard to make sure she couldn't be prosecuted for witness intimidation?

Also, the ex-girlfriend isn't the only witness. There's also the alleged victim and Gaetz' wingman Greenberg.

They're all telling the same tale.




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