Lawrence Ray, who was accused of sex trafficking and exploiting a group of college students in 2010, was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison by a federal judge in New York on Friday.
Ray was convicted in April 2022 on several charges including racketeering, violent assault, extortion, sex trafficking and forced labor, according to the Department of Justice.
Ray had moved into his daughter’s dormitory in 2010 where he “tortured” and “terrorized” a group of college students at Sarah Lawrence College.
The federal judge referred to Ray’s crimes as “sadism, pure and simple,” according to ABC7. Ray forced the students into prostitution and unpaid labor and physically abused them, according to the statements.