Sarah Lawrence ‘sex cult’ funneled money to Dem campaign: witness

Accused Sarah Lawrence intercourse cult chief Larry Ray, his alleged cohort, and one in all his victims donated cash he earned via his felony enterprise to a Democratic politician in North Carolina, a witness testified Tuesday. 

Alleged sufferer Felicia Rosario, 39, who Ray thought of his “spouse,” testified in Manhattan federal courtroom that he would switch cash into her checking account throughout their relationship, which spanned a couple of decade from 2011 to 2020. 

Among the cash she wired to Ray’s daughter, Talia, who in 2018 labored as a marketing campaign supervisor for a Democratic politician in North Carolina, Rosario testified. 

Along with the wire transfers, Rosario, Ray, and his alleged cohort, Isabella Pollok, donated to the marketing campaign Talia labored for, she testified. 

“What monetary assist, if any, did you present?” federal prosecutor Mary Bracewell requested Rosario in regards to the marketing campaign Talia labored for. 

“We donated to the marketing campaign,” Rosario responded, including that they used the “ActBlue” software program to make the donations. 

The politician Talia labored for was not named in courtroom Tuesday, however a LinkedIn web page for Talia states she was the marketing campaign supervisor for State Home Candidate Lowell Simon. 

State House Candidate Lowell Simon
Ray’s daughter Talia labored as a marketing campaign supervisor for North Carolina Democrat Lowell Simon in 2018.
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Simon didn’t return a voicemail left by The Publish. Talia has not been charged with a criminal offense. 

In line with information published by OpenSecrets, a non-profit that tracks marketing campaign contributions, Rosario made two $2,600 donations to Simon’s marketing campaign in 2018 and one other two to the North Carolina Democratic Social gathering that totaled $10,500 that very same 12 months.

Whereas prosecutors didn’t particularly say how the donations relate to the case towards Ray, the fees towards him embrace cash laundering and tax evasion.

Larry Ray
Ray is charged in a 17-count indictment with racketeering, intercourse trafficking and a bunch of different crimes.

Earlier in her testimony Tuesday, Rosario described seeing Ray and Pollok the morning after they allegedly spent an evening torturing sufferer Claudia Drury at a Manhattan resort room. 

“They had been playful,” she mentioned. “They had been speaking about how nicely the night time had gone. They talked about how they actually obtained her this time.”

In October 2018, Ray and Pollok allegedly confronted Drury, who that they had allegedly pressured into prostitution, ordered her to strip bare, handcuffed her to a chair and suffocated her with a plastic bag, she testified final week. 

 Felicia Rosario Larry Ray
Ray is seen showing to behave violent with Rosario. The 2 had been in a relationship for nearly a decade.

Through the seven-hour-long torture session, Ray and Pollok stopped and ate burgers that they had ordered from a close-by diner, Drury testified. 

After they returned to the New Jersey residence the place they lived with Rosario, Ray and Pollok had been “completely satisfied” as they described the sadistic abuse, Rosario mentioned Tuesday. 

Ray is charged in a 17-count indictment with racketeering, intercourse trafficking and a bunch of different crimes. He faces a most sentence of life in jail if convicted on all counts. 

Larry Ray is seen together with his daughter Talia, who is just not charged with a criminal offense.

Pollok has additionally been charged for her alleged position within the enterprise and has pleaded not responsible.

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