Crime Seen | Episode 45: Stolen Youth
Crime Seen is a true crime review podcast that gets to the heart of how true crime stories are told. Join Mari Forth @MariTalks2Much and Sarah Carradine @sarahcarradine as they put true crime properties under the magnifying glass. In this episode they examine STOLEN YOUTH: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence. Watch it on Hulu. Joining them is Katie from A Date With Dateline @DateDateline
This 3 part docu-series investigates how Larry Ray, a middle-aged father, indoctrinated a group of Sarah Lawrence students into a physically and psychologically abusive cult, and kept his grip on them for ten years. How many magnifying glasses out of 5 will the hosts and guest rate STOLE YOUTH? Listen to find out. Or jump to the ratings at about 1.10.20
Content warning: The docu-series and this discussion deal, in part, with coercive control, intimate partner violence, physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and suicidal ideation.
Here are some resources:
In the US the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or text START to 88788. To report suspected sex trafficking call the National Hotline on 1-888-373-7888 or text 233-733
In Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or 1800respect.org.au for sexual, domestic and family violence support. Report suspected sex trafficking to the Australian Federal Police on 131 AFP (131 237).
Book: SLONIM WOODS 9: A Memoir by Daniel Barban Levin (2021)
tv series: DATELINE (Peacock); THE LAST DAY (Peacock)
docu-series: THE 1619 PROJECT (Hulu, 2023)
podcast: THAT CHAPTER
You can jump to the recommendations at about 1.17.13
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