A Sound Beach man was sentenced on Tuesday, to serve 9.5 years in prison, after being found guilty of conducting a human trafficking operation in his parents basement.
“Raymond Rodio III was engaged in the unthinkable for years — a sex trafficking operation in his parents’ basement and today he will be punished for the damage he caused to more than 20 victims,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said. “Bringing justice to these women is part of the important work of the department’s Human Trafficking Investigations Unit. I commend those investigators as well as the District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Team for their dedication to combating this issue and holding those who force women into prostitution for their own financial gain accountable for their actions.”
Raymond Rodio III, 49, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4 to one count of Sex Trafficking, as a B violent felony; four counts of Sex Trafficking, as a B felony; one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a B felony; one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree, a C felony; and one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, a D felony. Rodio III, has also been registered as a sex offender.
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