The daddy who sexually and psychologically manipulated a bunch of faculty college students for years after shifting into his daughter’s school dorm room in New York was sentenced to 60 years in jail Friday, in accordance with the US Division of Justice.

Lawrence Ray, 63, was convicted in April on racketeering conspiracy, violent crime in help of racketeering, extortion, intercourse trafficking, compelled labor, tax evasion, and cash laundering offenses, in accordance with a information launch from the US Legal professional for the Southern District of New York.

Authorities have mentioned that as early as 2010, Ray subjected school college students and different victims to sexual and psychological manipulation and bodily abuse utilizing ways together with “sleep deprivation, psychological and sexual humiliation, verbal abuse, threats of bodily violence, bodily violence, threats of prison authorized motion, alienating the victims from their households, and exploiting the victims’ psychological well being vulnerabilities.”

“Larry Ray is a monster,” US Legal professional Damian Williams mentioned within the Friday information launch. “For years, he inflicted brutal and lifelong hurt on harmless victims. College students who had their lives forward of them. He groomed them and abused them into submission for his personal acquire.”

Ray, who lived in his daughter’s room at Sarah Lawrence School, compelled one girl to interact in business intercourse acts – outlined by the federal government as any intercourse act on account of which something of worth is given to or acquired by any particular person – to pay damages that she didn’t owe, prosecutors mentioned.

Ray collected sexually specific images of the sufferer, which he used to coerce her into continued business intercourse acts, authorities mentioned.

He additionally used violence, in accordance with the federal government’s information launch. Prosecutors mentioned Ray as soon as tied the sufferer to a chair and almost suffocated her by putting a plastic bag over her head.

“The victims made funds to Ray by draining their mother and father’ financial savings, opening credit score strains, soliciting contributions from acquaintances, promoting actual property possession, and at Ray’s path, performing unpaid labor for Ray and incomes cash via prostitution,” officers mentioned within the information launch. Williams mentioned they paid him hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

Along with the 60-year sentence Ray was sentenced to a lifetime of supervised launch.

Ray was additionally ordered to forfeit $2,444,349, the proceeds from the sale of his GoDaddy portfolio, and a house in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The courtroom has not but dominated how a lot the victims will get in restitution.

In April, Williams thanked the victims who spoke in courtroom, noting the decision wouldn’t have been attainable with out their testimony. “We’re in awe of their bravery within the face of unbelievable trauma,” he added.

Prosecutors mentioned in 2020 that the investigation was prompted by an April 2019 journal article titled “The Stolen Youngsters of Sarah Lawrence,” printed on New York journal’s The Minimize. The personal liberal arts school has about 1,700 college students and is situated in Yonkers.

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