SPONSORED 2 minutes ago Department of Justice accidentally uploads client list in high-profile Sarah Lawrence ‘sex cult’ case “Please do not reproduc…

The Department of Justice accidentally uploaded an evidence list of clients in the ongoing trial of Larry Ray, the accused Sarah Lawrence sex-trafficker, who is currently on trial in New York for a decade-long prostitution ring. Those who managed to see the list before it was taken down say that some of the people named are powerful political and corporate-world figures.

In 2010, Larry Ray moved into his daughter’s college dorm in Bronxville, after being released from prison. It was there that he managed to start up a cult that roped in his daughter’s friends into a life of servitude.

The Daily Mail managed to acquire a copy of the list before it was taken down. High-profile mentions on the list include: a former New York State Supreme Court judge, a female executive at The Gap (and her husband), a hedge fund manager who has his name on a New York museum, a DC lobbyist, an account executive at Amazon, a DC lobbyist, and there’s even a crossover with an investment manager who was mentioned in the “black book” belonging to Jeffrey Epstein.

A DOJ spokesperson admitted that a mistake was made. “Per order of the Court, government exhibit #3217 (GX 3217) was admitted under seal. This file was inadvertently loaded to the U.S. v. Ray file share. Please do not reproduce, share, or use this exhibit in any way, if you have downloaded this file, please delete it.”

Ray was eventually arrested in February 2020 after New York Magazine highlighted the story in April 2019. When officials found him at his New Jersey property alongside two other women, he was in bed with one of the purported victims. Ray was the legal guardian of this person and told authorities he was like a father figure to the females he slept with.

Per the Independent, the trial began earlier this month with Larry Ray facing 17 charges related to sex trafficking, forced labor, racketeering, and extortion.

31-year-old Claudia Drury told Manhattan jurors in testimony last Friday of last week about how she was a student with body insecurities. But through the apparent charms of 62-year-old cult leader Larry Ray, she was able to bring in over $1 million in a year selling her body for sex.

It’s Drury who compiled the list of clients she remembered encountering while working for Ray. “This is not an exhaustive list but it includes all my main clients/regulars and many others,” Daily Mail reported her saying in an email to the Department of Justice.

The Daily Beast added that Drury recounted being able to see upwards of three clients a day.

According to the New York Post, on Tuesday Larry Ray had to be taken out of the courtroom for medical reasons as Drury was further recollecting about the total of four years she spent being prostituted. It’s the second time this has happened, with a previous incident happening a week ago.

Ray allegedly had Drury go from sleeping with a married man who Ray bought power tools from, to paying a taxi driver with sex instead of money, and hooking up with a random stranger to have sex with him in Central Park.

Drury told the courtroom about how in the summer of 2013, she and others went to Ray’s stepfather’s property in Pinehurst, North Carolina, to do work in the yard. By that point, Larry Ray had control over what people ate and forced the group to work through the night and into early morning hours.

Ray’s daughter Talia is alleged to have been involved, as Ray moved into her dorm building at Sarah Lawrence back in 2010. Alongside them is also a “lieutenant” by the name of Isabella Pollok.

It was in March of last year that Isabella Pollok went from being seen as a victim to being renamed as a co-conspirator. Texts shown at the trial reveal how streamlined the prostitution business was: Drury listed clients and forecasted the thousands of dollars she’d be able to make off of them.

“We got the moolah,” Ray’s daughter privately boasted to Pollok.

An argument laid by Ray in his defense is that these students conspired to poison him.

“As alleged, for nearly a decade, Lawrence Ray exploited and abused young women and men emotionally, physically, and sexually for his own financial gain,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at the time of Ray’s apprehension by authorities.

The theme of an ex-convict using “violence, fear, sex and manipulation” to enrich himself was brought up by Assistant US Attorney Lindsey Keenan at the start of the trial. “He took over their lives.”

Other claims by the prosecution include witness tampering to curtail any cooperation with the investigation, alongside Larry Ray having graphic videos that showcase two of his female victims engaging in degrading sexual acts, in order to have psychological leverage.

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