The son of former Louisiana Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, Jr. is charged with conspiracy to sex traffic a 14-year-old girl.
The son of former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, Jr. is arrested on suspicion of paying for sex with a 14-year-old girl and arranging prostitution dates for the girl to have with other men.
Pascal Calogero III, 59, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit prostitution of a minor, FOX 8 New Orleans reported. Prosecutors said that he paid for sex with the girl on several occasions in May 2017.
An indictment said a co-conspirator identified as J. B. met the girl in New Orleans, and he recruited her into prostitution.
Between May and June, 2017, J. B., advertised the girl online and planned the prostitution data. They earned almost $1,000 daily, but he wanted her to hand over all or most of the money.
J. B. sent the young Calogero sexually explicit photos of the girl to entice him to meet her, prosecutors said.
Calogero III, a native of New Orleans, suburb of Metairie, paid at least $120 each time he met her for sex, prosecutors claim.
The indictment said he then began the advertising of the girl by sending explicit photos of her with other men via text messages, negotiated prices, and used his house on at least one occasion, so the girl could meet a date.
Calogero, Jr. declined to comment on the allegations against his son, but said he was not aware of the developments in the case, according to the Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
His son up to life in prison, up to $250,000 in fines and between five years and a lifetime of supervised release after imprisonment and a mandatory $100 special assessment.
Calogero, Jr. served on the Louis Supreme Court for 36 years, longer than any justice in state history, according to his online biography posted on a New Orleans law firm. He retired in 2008 and went into private practice and law.