News & Opinion | March 3, 2020 6:30 am

Sarah Lawrence Sex Trafficker Made $2 Million Forcing Victim Into Prostitution

Larry Ray is accused of running a secret sex ring at the elite school

Larry Ray
Larry Ray has been accused of operating a sex cult at Sarah Lawrence College.
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Lawrence Ray, the Sarah Lawrence parent accused of extorting and abusing his daughters’ friends and peers in a Nxivm-like sex ring on the elite campus, reportedly made nearly $2 million in just two years by forcing one of his victims into prostitution.

In court on Monday, the prosecution revealed Ray had kept records of the money he’d taken from his victim, the New York Post reported. The unnamed victim reportedly handed over $700,000 in 2017, followed by more than $1 million the following year, the prosecution stated. Ray reportedly kept ledgers detailing the dates and amounts of the cash payments he collected from the victim, which prosecutors have matched to text messages sent by Ray and his associates.

News of the horrific goings on at Sarah Lawrence first became public knowledge last year when the Cut published a feature exposing Ray’s crimes. Ray was arrested last month on charges of indoctrination and exploitation, engaging in sex trafficking, extortion and forced labor.

Upon his February arrest in Piscataway, New Jersey, the con man was reportedly found in bed with another alleged female victim — a former college roommate of his daughter. Ray, who was the legal “guardian” of that woman, forced the unidentified victim to engage in sex with other men while he filmed and berated her, according to the prosecution.

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