Just read about Stephen Bradley Mell, now 53, who pled guilty in court to sex crimes.
In the air.
With a 15-year-old.
TimesNow News has more background and it’s really sordid.
Mell clearly groomed his victim, arranged for a time and place, then knowingly put a dangerous vehicle on autopilot so he could have intercourse with a fifteen-year-old girl.
I mean, what could GO WRONG?
Final upshot: yet another victim in the neverending stream of abused, rich guy horks up some cash, hangs out for a few years and in all likelyhood, gets out and does it again – except now with expert support from people like Jeffrey Epstein.
Seven years in prison, five of supervised release, $40,000 fine, $32,500 restitution, $5,000 for Victims of Trafficking Act assessment.
Honestly? That’s it?
No punishment for doing something so reckless with an aircraft??
Does the FAA endorse sex while flying? They must… because I didn’t see a peep about them in the article. I’m just thinking of the people on the ground who could have easily gotten screwed as well if any of a number of things had forced the plane down.
One more case of aerial moronity.
YO. Air community. Let’s be safe up there. (cause it’s US you crash down on)