The ‘sex cult’ of Conman is shouted by the family of victims while the FBI reveals that he has saved ‘photos of victims’
The former prisoner who was allegedly brainwashed his daughter’s roommates in a sex cult, was considered by a woman nowadays as the aunt of an alleged victim in court, a ‘f ****** a ** hole ‘ called.
Lawrence Ray, 60, appeared before a pre-trial conference after being arrested earlier this month on charges such as extortion, sex trafficking, and forced labor.
He staggered to court with his ankles chained and wore dark blue prison clothes shortly before 3.30 pm on Wednesday.
The pre-trial conference for Judge Lewis Liman at the Federal District Court in Manhattan revealed proof that the FBI appeared after carrying out warrant orders.
Lawrence Ray, 60, appeared before a pre-trial conference after being arrested earlier this month on charges of extortion, sex trafficking, and forced labor, among others.
It included 44 hard drives, 37 mobile phones, five laptops, four palm pilots, three cameras, seven recording devices and a polygraph machine.
Prosecutors told the court that they search the devices to find out what belongs to Ray and what belongs to his alleged victims.
Prosecutors said they had also discovered Ray’s e-mail account with 200,000 messages and four iCloud accounts with videos, images, and audio files.
Hundreds of photos were also discovered in Ray’s home in Piscataway, New Jersey, and in a storage room that he kept.
The judge allowed ten weeks for prosecutors to prepare the evidence, some of which may be subject to a protection order that will be decided next week.
Ray is said to have used physical and psychological threats and coercion to indoctrinate a group of students who went to elite liberal arts college, Sarah Lawrence, between 2010 and 2018.
He argued not guilty. A court hearing is scheduled for Monday to allocate defense counsel to Ray and hear a request for bail.
The ex-prisoner who allegedly brainwashed his daughter’s housemates at Sarah Lawrence College (above) in Bronxville, New York, was brainwashed into a sex cult by a woman believed to be the “f ****** a ** hole ‘was the aunt of an alleged victim in court today
Ray is said to have used physical and psychological threats and coercion to indoctrinate a group of students who studied with his daughter Talia at the elite liberal arts college (above) between 2010 and 2018.
Ray’s public defender Marne Lenox also asked the judge to issue a medical aid order to the 60-year-old at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
She said he has diabetes and “has other medical issues that are not being adequately addressed while he is stuck.”
The judge refused to sign an “open-ended” order for medical problems that had not been explained, but said he would tackle Ray’s diabetes with prison.
The next hearing is scheduled for March 19.
When he left the courtroom, a woman who had been sitting in the back row approached Ray and called him an “f ****** a ** hole”.
She refused to speak after the hearing and was taken to a lift by a bailiff.
Lee Chen, whose apartment Ray used for part of the alleged abuse, was also in court today.
Ray moved to his daughter’s dormitory at the university, just north of New York City, after leaving prison in 2010.
Ray staggered to the court with his ankles chained and wore dark blue prison clothes shortly before 3.30 pm on Wednesday. The pre-trial conference for Judge Lewis Liman at the Federal District Court in Manhattan revealed proof that the FBI appeared after carrying out warrant orders
It is claimed that he forced some of the male and female students to make sex videos that were used to force and extort them, forcing one victim into prostitution, and they were cheated out of $ 1 million.
Investigators seized large amounts of material, including 20 to 40 electronic devices from the Piscataway home of the alleged scammer allegedly associated with gangsters and police chief Bernie Kerik, New York City.
Assistant attorney Danielle Sassoon previously told a judge that investigators, who had done about 17 interviews with victims, were told that Ray would sometimes use a woman’s electronic device to take sexually explicit material and then confiscate it.
She said that he would also instruct victims to write “sensitive and incriminating things” in magazines that he would then use against them, including videos of Ray scolding a victim and using sexually explicit content in the alleged extortion.
Ray, who visits Larry, is shown in an interview in 2016 in which he described that he was attacked by a mafia boss. FBI revealed evidence of the ‘sex cult’, including 44 hard drives, 37 mobile phones, five laptops, four palm pilots, three cameras, seven recording devices and a polygraph machine
Ray lived in New Jersey with two of the former students he called his wife, it was claimed. He was arrested on February 11 in a friend’s house.
At the time of Ray’s arrest, US lawyer Geoffrey S. Berman said Ray used “physical, sexual and psychological abuse” to extort money from five different students at Sarah Lawrence College.
He convinced them that they owed him something, and exposed them to “exhausting interrogation” that spanned hours and robbed them of food and sleep, he said.
At least one of the women was forced into prostitution and Ray collected more than $ 500,000 from her, the prosecutors said.
He filmed her encounters with clients and used them to extort money and force her to continue in prostitution, researchers claim. Other victims are said to have been threatened with knives.
Prosecutors said that Ray asked for false confessions from more than half a dozen victims for crimes they did not commit, and forced them to make payments that they actually did not owe and could not afford.
He started his alleged coercion by holding “therapy sessions” with his daughter and her friends after he was released from prison and moved to her dormitory at Sarah Lawrence College, prosecutors claim.
Some were forced to work without payment to install an irrigation system on a property that his family owned in North Carolina, it was claimed.
His daughter Talia, now 30, currently lives in the house in Pinehurst. She refused to be interviewed by DailyMail.com.
Ray was previously known for his role in helping former police commissioner Bernard Kerik (right), a confidant of Rudy Giuliani, to send to prison. At the time, Ray, who had been the best man at Kerik’s wedding, was charged with a $ 40 million share scam
Ray has subjected his victims from 2010 to 2018 to “sexual and psychological manipulation and physical abuse,” the indictment said
Magazines said, magazines, financial data and videos from mobile phones, described as “particularly disturbing” will be investigated.
The public prosecutor said that evidence would eventually be presented to lawyers under confidentiality rules designed to protect the identity of victims.
Sassoon also said that statements made by Lawrence Ray after his arrest Tuesday, will be transferred to defense lawyers so that they can prepare for the trial.
Ray has subjected his victims from 2010 to 2018 to “sexual and psychological manipulation and physical abuse,” the indictment said.
He starved some of the girls, claiming the charge, by placing a lock on the refrigerator, forcing them to do work to “pay him back” for alleged damage they had caused to his home in Manhattan.
Ray also used “lack of sleep, psychological and sexual humiliation, verbal abuse and threats of physical violence,” the indictment states.
Published in an article by New York magazine last year, some of Ray’s alleged victims described the violent and sadistic abuse.
A male student, questioning his sexuality, described that Ray made a crushed aluminum foil and wrapped it around his genitals.
The young man was also forced to put on Ray’s dress and enter the apartment building where they stayed on the Upper East Side. When he returned to the apartment, Ray gave him a dildo and told him to penetrate it for the group.
At one point, after alleged damage to the oven in the apartment, Ray threatened to tear him apart with a knife.
Another male student was reportedly put in a place to sleep by Ray, making him black.
Prosecutors claim that Ray used physical and psychological threats to extort victims. One woman is said to have been forced into prostitution and Ray would make her sexual encounters with clients to extort her
Ray was previously known for his role in helping the former New York City police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, a confidant of Rudy Giuliani, to jail.
At the time, Ray, who had been the best man at Kerik’s wedding, was charged with a $ 40 million stock swindle.
The criminal also reportedly had connections with gangsters and intelligence officers.
Kerik told DailyMailTV that his former friend is a “predator.”
He said: “He is a scammer. He is someone who harms society. Hopefully justice will take its course and he will be held responsible for his crimes. “
In interviews with the New York magazine, whose story led to the federal investigation last year, Ray said he believed he was being poisoned as part of a conspiracy hatched by some students and Kerik, who denied any involvement.
The president of Sarah Lawrence College was looking for a statement in a letter to the university community.
“Perhaps because the apartment in question was a small mansion with its own entrance, students in other homes would not necessarily have been aware of the presence (and they told us they were not) of this student’s father, said President Cristle Collins Judd wrote the day after Ray’s arrest.