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Long Island man gets 9.5 years in prison for running sex ring out of parents’ basement

Long Island man gets 9.5 years in prison for running sex ring out of parents' basement

via WPIX:

SOUND BEACH, N.Y. (WPIX/AP) — A Long Island man convicted of running a sex-trafficking ring out of his elderly parents’ suburban house was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison on Tuesday.

Raymond Rodio III, 49, was arrested in April 2019 and pleaded guilty in February to charges including sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. He was sentenced Tuesday.

After completing his prison sentence, Rodio must register as a sex offender and spend five years under court supervision.


In August 2018, the Suffolk County Police Department identified a suspected victim of human trafficking during a routine traffic stop. Investigators discovered Rodio had been conducting a human-trafficking operation out of the basement of his parents’ residence on Lower Rocky Point Rd. in Sound Beach, since as early as 2014. The investigation identified more than 20 victims of Rodio’s sex-trafficking operation, the Suffolk County D.A.’s Office said.

Rodio posted advertisements on websites, including Backpage and Craigslist, promoting prostitution by the victims and would keep either a large percentage or all of the profits of their prostitution.

Rodio sometimes kept victims locked in the basement for extended periods of time and forced them to use a bucket as a toilet, the D.A.’s Office said. He also forced the victims to perform prostitution at various motels throughout…

Long Island man gets 9.5 years in prison for running sex ring out of parents’ basement

SOUND BEACH, N.Y. (WPIX/AP) — A Long Island man convicted of running a sex-trafficking ring out of his elderly parents’ suburban house was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison on Tuesday. Raymond Rodio III, 49, was arrested in April 2019 and pleaded guilty in February to charges including sex trafficking and promoting prostitution.



Long Island man gets 9.5 years in prison for running sex ring out of parents’ basement

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