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Sarah Lawrence’s “sex cult” funneled money to campaign Dem: Witness

Accused Sarah Lawrence sex cult leader Larry Ray, his alleged cohort and one of his victims donated money he made through his criminal enterprise to a Democratic politician in North Carolina, a witness testified Tuesday.

Alleged victim Felicia Rosario, 39, who Ray considered his “wife,” testified in federal court in Manhattan that he would wire money into her bank account during their relationship, which lasted about a decade from 2011 to 2020.

Rosario gave part of the money to Ray’s daughter, Talia, who worked as a campaign manager for a Democratic politician in North Carolina in 2018.

In addition to the remittances, Rosario, Ray and his alleged cohort Isabella Pollok donated to the campaign Talia worked for, she testified.

“What financial support, if any, did you provide?” Federal Attorney Mollie Bracewell asked Rosario about the campaign Talia worked for.

“We donated to the campaign,” Rosario replied, adding that they used ActBlue software to make the donations.

The politician Talia worked for was not named in court Tuesday, but a LinkedIn page for Talia says she was the campaign manager for State House candidate Lowell Simon.

State House candidate Lowell Simon
Ray’s daughter Talia worked as a campaign manager for North Carolina Democrat Lowell Simon in 2018.
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Simon didn’t answer a voicemail left by The Post. Talia has not been charged with any crime.

According to data released by OpenSecrets, a nonprofit that tracks campaign donations, Rosario made two $2,600 donations to Simon’s campaign and two more to the North Carolina Democratic Party in 2018, totaling $10,500 that same year .

Data released by OpenSecrets also shows that Pollok made two $2,600 donations to Simon in 2018 and a $5,200 donation to the North Carolina Democratic Party in the same year.

Pollok also reportedly made a single donation of $13 to former Florida Democratic politician Andrew Gillum, who was running for governor of the Sunshine State in 2018.

While prosecutors did not specifically say how the donations relate to the case against Ray, the charges against him include money laundering and tax evasion.

Larry Ray
Ray faces a 17-count indictment of racketeering, sex trafficking and a host of other crimes.

Earlier in her testimony Tuesday, Rosario described seeing Ray and Pollok the morning after they allegedly spent a night torturing victim Claudia Drury in a Manhattan hotel room.

“They were playful,” she said. “They talked about how well the night had gone. They talked about how they really got her this time.”

In October 2018, Ray and Pollok allegedly confronted Drury, who allegedly forced her into prostitution, ordered her to strip naked, handcuffed her to a chair and suffocated her with a plastic bag, she testified last week.

    Felicia Rosario Larry Ray
Ray appears violent towards Rosario. The two were in a relationship for almost a decade.
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During the seven-hour torture session, Ray and Pollok stopped and ate burgers they ordered from a nearby diner, Drury testified.

Upon returning to the New Jersey home where they lived with Rosario, Ray and Pollok were “happy” as they described the sadistic abuse, Rosario said Tuesday.

Ray faces a 17-count indictment of racketeering, sex trafficking and a host of other crimes. If convicted on all charges, he faces life imprisonment.

LARRY RAY AND DAUGHTER TALIA RAY
Larry Ray is seen with his daughter Talia who is not charged with a crime.

Pollok was also charged for her alleged role in the company and has pleaded not guilty.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/29/sarah-lawrence-sex-cult-funneled-money-to-dem-campaign-witness/ Sarah Lawrence’s “sex cult” funneled money to campaign Dem: Witness

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