Money. Sex. Power. Crime. Okay, this one has it all.
A Texas millionaire has settled civil suits with ten men who alleged they were paid for sex as teenagers.
The millionaire and founder of the “Cadillac Ranch” in Texas was named in the lawsuit, along with other members of the family and a family associate. The suit alleged that the millionaire plied the plaintiffs who were minors at the time, with money, drugs, and sometimes cars to perform sex acts in his office and home.
At 75 years old, the Defendant has been charged with six counts of child sexual abuse and five counts of sexual performance by a child. Police said that a search of his office found evidence of drugs, pornography and “release waivers” that the victims said he paid them to sign, pledging confidentiality.
Already in poor health after suffering an incapacitating stroke, the second-degree felonies are punishable by two to twenty years in prison.