Antonio Rivera, John Whaley, Jason Villaman sentenced in sex slavery ring

Officials say three men were sentenced today for running a sex slavery ring on Long Island. Bar owner Antonio Rivera, 36, of Patchogue, was sentenced to 60 years behind bars for running a forced prostitution

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2013, 1:26 AM

Updated 3,992 days ago

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Antonio Rivera, John Whaley, Jason Villaman sentenced in sex slavery ring

Officials say three men were sentenced today for running a sex slavery ring on Long Island.

Bar owner Antonio Rivera, 36, of Patchogue, was sentenced to 60 years behind bars for running a forced prostitution ring out of two bars in Ronkonkoma and Farmingville.

Rivera's accomplices, 33-year-old Jason Villaman and 31-year-old John Whaley, were sentenced to 30 and 25 years, respectively.

The men were arrested in 2009 after a raid on the two bars. Federal agents say they interviewed up to 70 women, many of them undocumented immigrants, who say they were either forced into prostitution or abused by the men.


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