Raymond Rodio III, 49, was arrested in April 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 Augustthe 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. The investigation identified more than 20 victims of Rodio's sex-trafficking operation, the Suffolk County D. Rodio posted advertisements on websites, including Back 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. He also forced the victims to perform prostitution at various motels throughout Suffolk County. Rodio coerced his victims into performing prostitution by providing them with heroin and crack cocaine to impair their judgment as well as subjecting one victim to threats of physical violence, according to the District Attorney.
Newsday reports that during Tuesday's hearing, Rodio told Suffolk County Judge Mark Cohen that he did not realize he could testify before the grand jury that had indicted him and asked to be allowed to withdraw the plea. When Cohen refused, Rodio became combative, calling the proceeding "ridiculous.
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