Accused Sarah Lawrence sex cult leader Larry Ray once did two of his victims are wearing diapers while accusing them of acting like children, according to disturbing testimonies Monday.
Santos Rosario exposed the sick abuse under questioning by Assistant US Attorney Lindsey Keenan Ray’s gang trial in federal court in Manhattan.
Keenan asked Rosario if he remembered an incident involving diapers just before he attempted to escape Ray’s tyrannical control in 2014.
“I don’t remember the context or what we were blamed for this time. But Larry said that me and my sister were supposed to be acting like children and he made Isabella put diapers on us,” Rosario replied, referring to Ray’s alleged co-conspirator Isabella Pollok.
Rosario and his two sisters, Felicia and Yalitza, came under Ray’s control after he was introduced to him in 2010 by Ray’s daughter Talia, who he was dating at the time.
Prosecutors accuse Ray extorted money by the Rosario siblings and other college-age children after he moved into Talia’s dorm on Sarah Lawrence College’s campus in the fall of 2010.
Ray berated Rosario, hit him with a hammer and accused him of poisoning him and damaging his property as part of his extortion scheme, Rosario testified last week.
According to prosecutors, Ray’s crimes included forcing one of the students, Claudia Drury, into prostitution. Ray has reportedly amassed around $2 million in profits from sex trafficking Drury.
On Monday, Rosario told jurors that he occasionally takes Ray to hotels where Drury works as a prostitute to collect money from her.
According to witnesses, on one occasion Ray forced Drury to perform a sex act with Rosario in one of the hotel rooms.
“He told Claudia to give me a job and to take my pants off,” Rosario said, adding that Ray was “right next to me” when it happened.
Rosario said he felt “like I had no control over my life” after the experience.
The 30-year-old, who was the first alleged victim to testify at the trial, said he ran away from Ray in 2014 after sending him and his sister to a Manhattan Apple store.
Rosario got in touch with Ray four years later after a reporter from New York Magazine contacted him about a story he was writing about the accused sadist.
After meeting Ray again, Rosario began giving money to his sister, Felicia, who was still under the alleged cult leader’s control.
“He said she was sick because I poisoned her,” Rosario said of his sister.
Ray faces a 17-count indictment, including racketeering, sex trafficking and conspiracy. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of life imprisonment.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/sarah-lawrence-sex-cult-leader-made-victims-wear-diapers-witness-claims/ Testimonies: The leader of the “sex cult” Sarah Lawrence made the victims wear diapers