Men Charged With Running Gay Sex Slave Operation

Two Hungarian men were found guilty of running a gay sex slave ring in New York and Miami this week.

Gabor Acs and Viktor Berki were convicted of human trafficking, conspiracy and racketeering in a Miami-Dade court this week.

The two men face more than 200 years in prison.
Acs, Berki and a third man Andras Janos Vass were arrested last October for running a company called Never Sleep Inc which forced three young men to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day.

The Miami Herald reported that according to the arrest warrant, the company in 2012 flew the three men aged 20-22 to New York City, where they lived in a cramped one-bedroom apartment and were forced to have sex with customers or with each other on webcam.

Up to eight men lived and worked in the apartment.

In August 2012, the group moved their operation to Miami-Dade.

The court heard that the ringleaders kept their passports, and threatened them and their families back in Hungary if they refused to work.

According to the authorities, the ringleaders met two victims in Hungary through a website called GayRomeo.com while another was ‘living with gypsies’ as a male prostitute in Hungary when he met one company representative through Facebook, the Miami Herald reported.

The victims were promised they would make US$3,500 to US$5,000 a month for legal escort work.

Defense attorneys claimed the victims were willing participants and manipulated authorities to remain in the United States.

In 2015, Vass was convicted at trial and sentenced to just over 11 years in prison.
Sentencing for Acs and Berki will take place soon.

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