Before becoming infamous for his role in the Sarah Lawrence College sex cult scandal, Lawrence Ray snitched on his former best friend during a tax evasion case. That former best friend was former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik. Kerik was sentenced to three years in federal prison in 2010 in that case. In the video below Kerik told Inside Edition that Ray was the government's primary witness in that case and called him a danger to society to that should be in prison the rest of his life. The narrator said that Ray was the best man at Kerik's wedding. Several pictures are shows of Ray and Kerik together before they had a falling out due to Ray snitching. They had been friends since the 1990s.
The Sarah Lawrence College case made headlines this past February after Ray's arrest on charges of sex trafficking, extortion, and forced labor. He is accused of using physical and psychological abuse to brainwash a group of his daughter's college friends. Once brainwashed some of the girls engaged in a commercial sex act while others gave Ray over a $1 million of their parents' money. The tactics used by Ray as described by the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) sound like something out of a Cold War spy flick. Tactics like sleep deprivation, sexual humiliation, and torture by means of tying people up with plastic bags over their heads causing them to suffocate.
If convicted Ray faces up to 20 years in federal prison as a snitch. The sex trafficking charges alone carry a mandatory minimum of 15 years.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Ray is currently a pre-trial detainee incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City (MCC New York).