Sex cult leader at Sarah Lawrence College sentenced to 60 years in prison

Larry Ray had been convicted of sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor.

Updated: January 21, 2023 - 6:22am

Notorious Sarah Lawrence College sex cult leader Larry Ray was sentenced Friday to six decades in prison for the multitude of crimes for which he was convicted in April of last year. 

Ray became internationally known after it was learned that he had run a manipulative cult-like grouping of students after moving into his daughter's on-campus apartment at the prestigious college. 

Ray was convicted in April of last year of extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking and other charges connected to the sordid affair. 

U.S. District Judge Lewis Liman at the sentencing described Ray as "evil" and his crimes "particularly horrible."

“He degraded them sexually to the point where they lost any sense of self worth,” Linman said. “He extorted them, he forced them to engage in labor, and he sex trafficked one of them all for his profit and sadistic and perverse sexual pleasure.”