Man admits to tricking women into having sex for porn ‘rehearsals’

This 2012 photo provided by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas City, Kan., shows Mario Antoine, of Raymore, Mo., from a previous arrest. Antoine on Friday, May 12, 2017, pleaded guilty in Kansas City, Mo., to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies. He will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the terms of the deal he agreed to Friday. (Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man has pleaded guilty to misleading dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 34-year-old Mario Antoine, of Raymore, pleaded guilty to one wire fraud count and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the terms of the deal he agreed to Friday. He also will be required to pay restitution to his victims. Formal sentencing is set for Sept. 13.

Prosecutors said Antoine created online aliases as a talent manager, photographer, and videographer and claimed to work for fictitious companies in the pornography industry. Investigators say he promised to pay the women thousands of dollars.

Prosecutors say when the women complained about not being paid, Antoine forwarded images of the sexual activity to their employers or significant others.

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