BRONXVILLE, N.Y. — the daddy of an old Sarah Lawrence university student allegedly extorted and abused a few pupils from the university that is prestigious forced a minumum of one pupil into prostitution within the last ten years, federal prosecutors stated Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Lawrence Ray “exploited and abused young gents and ladies emotionally, actually and intimately for his or her own profit, ” ultimately extorting about $1 million from five victims, stated Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Lawyer when it comes to Southern District of the latest York.
Ray, 60, ended up being charged in a indictment with extortion, intercourse trafficking, forced labor trafficking, money laundering, and much more.
Prosecutors said the investigation ended up being prompted by an April 2019 mag article, a reference that is apparent a write-up en en en titled “The Stolen children of Sarah Lawrence, ” published on nyc magazine’s The Cut. The personal arts that are liberal has about 1,700 students and it is based in Yonkers, nyc.
Ray allegedly ensnared nearly all their victims as they had been teens, Berman stated, and their so-called initial victims were their daughter’s college roommates.
He relocated into on-campus housing together with child along with her roommates during their sophomore year in belated 2010 and began “therapy” sessions with a few roommates by which he provided himself as being a daddy figure whom could re solve their mental issues, the indictment claimed.