25-year-old Andras Janos Vass was convicted of human trafficking and racketeering by a jury in Florida last Thursday. Prosecutors claim he and two henchmen ran a company called Never Sleep Inc., where they forced young men to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day.
According to court documents, Vass met three victims, all in their early 20s, online. He told them they would make between $3,000 and $5,000 a month working as male escorts and offered to fly them to New York City. When the men arrived, however, they soon found themselves forced to live in a cramped one-bedroom apartment with five other male prostitutes and perform sex acts literally around the clock, either with johns or on live web cams. The victims were not paid for the work, though Vass and his fellow pimps raked in around $40,000 each per month.
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