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In Larry Ray Trial Santos Rosario Says Ray Put Knife On His Genitals and Made Him Confess

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 10 –     Larry Ray, known as the sex cultist of Sarah Lawrence College but before that, a hob-nobber with Mikhail Gorbachev and Bernard Kerik, had his criminal trial begin on March 10. Inner City Press has covered every step of the case before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman, and live tweeted the opening statements, here (podcast here)

  Then the first sustantive witness, live tweeted here:

Santos Rosario. He went to Sarah Lawrence until the 2d semester of his junior year. Seems to say he now works in fabrics.

Santos Rosario had identified a disk, some of the contents of which it seems will be played only for the jury, sealed to the public. AUSA: Who is that, on the recording? Santos Rosario: Me and Larry Ray. AUSA: Who said, What's the problem? Santos Rosario: Larry

 Audio: [Sound of hitting, demanding questions] What were those noise? Santos Rosario: Larry Ray was hitting me. AUSA: Was that the first time? A: No.

 AUSA: Where is Sarah Lawrence College? Santos Rosario: Bronxville. [He names friends including Talia Ray (his girlfriend at the time) and Isabella Pollok, her sister, working at Amazon on Staten Island, to be tried later, see here.

AUSA: What did Talia Ray tell you about her father? Santos Rosario: That he was in jail because of corrupt politicians but that he was a good guy. AUSA: What did you do for the summer? Santos Rosario: Stayed with my family in The Bronx. Then Slonim 9 dorm

 Santos Rosario: He came into the dorm with some friends. AUSA: What did you think of him? Santos Rosario: That he was cool. He spoke about honesty and honor. I told him about my family, my depression. AUSA: Why did you confide? Santos Rosario: He seemed attentive.

 [During juror break, Larry Ray speaking animatedly with Federal Defender. Now they're back] AUSA: Where was Defendant's apartment? Santos Rosario: On the Upper East Side. I spent most of my time there, with Yvonne Goiphachea, Talia Ray and Isabella Pollok

AUSA: What did you do that summer? FD: Objection! Calls for narrative! Judge Liman: Overruled. Santos Rosario: Fixed up the apartment. Talked about honor with Larry Ray. Also with Claudia and Dan

AUSA: What's this? Santos Rosario: A Google Chat with my sister. GX 3001  FD: Objection! Hearsay! AUSA: Prior consistent statement. Judge Liman: To what? Sustained. FD: We ask for a sidebar. Judge: OK

AUSA: Did you introduce your sisters to Larry Ray? Santos Rosario: Yes. My sister was at Columbia. She was struggling. Then I introduced him to my other sister who was living in California. Larry began to call me derogatory names like Trash, Scum

Santos Rosario: He held a knife to my genitals. AUSA: How did Larry Ray treating you that way make you feel? Santos Rosario: Terrified. AUSA: Why did you continue to spend time with him? FD: Objection! J: Overruled Santos Rosario:  He made me feel I deserved it.

AUSA: What if you denied damaging Larry Ray's property? Santos Rosario: It would be hours long conversations with him until I admitted it. Then he would stop, and encourage me to write the confession down.

Covering will continue, including on Patreon.

The case is US v. Ray, 20-cr-110 (Liman).


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