Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking, Extortion of Daughter’s Sarah Lawrence Schoolmates

Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking, Extortion of Daughter’s Sarah Lawrence Schoolmates

Al Mohler and other marriage-and-parenthood-idolaters often say that being a parent (or being married) makes a person godly, mature, ethical, or responsible.

Well, here we have a news story about a guy who is a father who sexually trafficked his daughter’s classmates – did being a father make him more loving, ethical, godly or responsible than a person who is childless and childfree? The answer is NO. No it did not.

(Link): Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking, Extortion of Daughter’s Sarah Lawrence Schoolmates

“Let me be very clear. Larry Ray is a predator. An evil man who did evil things,” the prosecutor said.

April 6, 2022

By Minyvonne Burke and The Associated Press

A New York man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he moved into his daughter’s dorm room at Sarah Lawrence College and abused students at the elite school in a nearly 10-year scheme.

Lawrence Ray, 62, was found guilty of extortion, sex trafficking, forced labor, money laundering and other charges.

 Ray stood with his arms at his sides and faced the Manhattan jury as it returned guilty verdicts on all 15 counts, NBC New York reported.

An indictment alleged that he targeted students after he moved into his daughter’s on-campus dormitory with her roommates around 2010, when they were sophomores.

Prosecutors said Ray, presenting himself as a father figure, began “therapy” sessions with some of the students, purportedly to help them deal with their psychological problems.

One woman testified that she became a sex worker to try to pay reparations to Ray after she became convinced that she had poisoned him. She said she gave Ray $2.5 million over four years in installments that averaged $10,000 to $50,000 a week.

…Some of the students agreed to live with Ray in the summer of 2011 at his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, where his sinister side emerged as he started to claim that they had poisoned and otherwise harmed him.

To make amends, they testified, they did what he asked, including turning over money. One man said he gave Ray over $100,000.

…The U.S. attorney for Southern New York, Damian Williams, said Ray “terrorized” and “tortured” the group.

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