A man who 'tricked' women into having sex with him by telling them they were auditioning for porn films has been jailed for 10 years.
Mario Ambrose Antoine, 33, from Kansas was charged with rape, sodomy and fraud. He made a deal, and pled guilty to one wire fraud count and was sentenced to 10 years. He is also being made to pay a fee to his victims. Before making the deal, he was facing up to 60 years in prison for his crimes.
Prosecutors said Antoine invented online aliases in which he claimed he was a talent manager, videographer and photographer, who worked for fictitious companies within the porn industry, the New York Post reports.
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Using company names such as Playboy Asia and Playboy Worldwide, he promised the women between $550,000 to $1.5million (£426,720 and £1.1million) after asking them to sign contracts.
He would initially contact his victims on Facebook while pretending to be a woman called Nikki. 'Nikki' would then tell them they could make tens of thousands of dollars by being an 'adult model' in videos which would be shown in private accounts in foreign countries.
He would then invite them to his house, where he would tell them having sex with him was part of the audition process. He would show the women faked, but convincing-looking documents, including cheques and IRS documents.
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When his victims complained about not receiving payment he would send the footage to their employers and partners.
According to the Kansas City Star, his crimes began back in 2011, when he contacted a woman and told her she could make $1,000 (£775) for each sex tape she made with him, they went on to produce several tapes. She never received payment. In 2015, it's alleged Antoine told the woman she must pay $9,000 (£6,982) or have sex with him to stop him from distributing the tapes. She is believed to have had sex with him, to stop him releasing the videos.
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He used videos and images of his first victim to target his second one, by telling her the woman in the footage had earned thousands of dollars after making just a few movies. He is alleged to have offered her $2000 (£1,551) to 'audition' with him.
Authorities believe there may be even more victims.
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