At the trial seven weeks later, Luther was sentenced to ten years, and Kathleen was sentenced to five years.They moved to Charleston where Manson continually played truant, and his mother spent her evenings drinking.Driving a stolen car across state lines is a federal crime that violates the Dyer Act. He had a parole hearing scheduled for February 1952.However, in January, he was caught raping a boy at knifepoint.When Maddox told him she was pregnant, he told her that he had been called away on army business; after several months she realised he had no intention of returning.
In the late 1960s, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California.
Maddox and Vickers decided to rob him, and Maddox phoned her brother to help.
They were incompetent thieves, and were found and arrested within hours.
During the second of two subsequent break-ins of grocery stores, Manson was arrested and sent at age 13 to the Indiana Boys School, a strict "reform school".
He later claimed that he was raped there by other students with the encouragement of a staff member.