A 53-year-old millionaire identified as Stephen Bradley Mell is in big trouble for trying something really unwanted in his private jet. He can face a five-year jail term after he confessed having sex with a 15-year-old girl while flying his private jet.
How did he do it and that too while flying? He managed to put his jet in autopilot mode so that he could have sex with the teenage girl. The incident happened in July 2017.
Hailing from Bedminster, New Jersey, Mell then pleaded guilty to federal charges of involving in interstate travel to engage in ‘illicit sexual conduct’ and receiving child pornography in December 2018.
Interestingly, he has a helipad at his residence and not just that, he has lots of private jets. He also runs a charitable fund. The married man who has three children already, started communicating with the teenager through text messages and Snapchat in 2017, as per the court documents obtained by the Bridgewater Courier News.
It all started when the teenager’s mother had introduced her to Mell for flying lessons, as reported by Daily Mail. They both later exchanged phone numbers and therefore, interaction between Mell and the teenager turned to be sexual when Mell asked the girl ‘if she knew how to perform oral sex’.
He then invited her to spend time alone with him at his Bedminster home. He also told the minor girl to get birth control, ‘please get the IUD’, he texted her.
Before his sentencing, Mell’s legal team mentioned that he was a ‘humble man’ who was on multiple anti-depressants after falling into depression. After this incident, Mell’s wife filed for divorce.