How I Escaped the Sarah Lawrence Sex Cult After 10 Years of Mental and Physical Abuse

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In 2010, Felicia Rosario, 40, was living in Los Angeles and working at a hospital where she was doing her residency for forensic psychiatry. A hard-worker her whole life, she’d defied the odds of her working class upbringing in the Bronx and graduated from both Harvard and Columbia Medical School, and couldn’t wait to be a doctor. She would never have believed you if you’d said that six months later, she’d be trapped in a cult in New York City alongside five other young adults, where she’d end up mentally, sexually and physically tortured for the next ten years by a sadistic madman.

Rosario’s story, along with several other of the Sarah Lawrence cult victims, are now the focus of the new three-part Hulu docu-series Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence, coming out Feb. 9. The show explains how Lawrence “Larry” Ray, ended up conning the students, bilking them out of over $1 million and coercing several of them into being sex trafficked.

The twisted story began when Ray was released from prison for securities fraud, and would up sleeping on his daughter Talia’s couch. She was living in an on-campus apartment development at Sarah Lawrence, and it was supposed to be for a few days only.

Ray, 62, never left. Instead he began charming Talia’s roommates and friends with delicious dinners and wild stories of traveling the globe, being in former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev’s inner circle and of being pals with New York City Police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. As he entertained the students, he also began having long, late night intimate talks with them about their lives, their problems, their past traumas — and pitching himself as a self-help guru who could make their lives better.

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  1. Cult leader Larry Ray used the guise of a self-help guru to gain trust and garner confessions that allowed him to identify his victims’ vulnerabilities.

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