Man tricked women into fake porn auditions?

If convicted, Mario Antoine could spend decades behind bars for this case

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Missouri (CNN) – Police in Missouri say a man tricked dozens of women into having sex with him. Mario Antoine faces several charges in the case, which now shines a light on a problem in Kansas City.

Josh Tillery, former neighbor said “Shock. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.”

After seeing Mario Antoine’s mugshot and hearing the charges against him. Josh tiller could not believe the case involving the man who once lived next door to him in Olathe.

Tillery said “real friendly. Helpful. He invited us over for dinner once or twice.”

Investigators say for several years, Antoine posed as a member of Pornography Company and lured dozens of women into having sex with him in exchange for the promise of thousands of dollars.

Tillery said “Had no idea anything was going on from what we’re hearing coming out in the news.”

The money never came, and after victims complained, investigators say Antoine sent the sexual material to employers or significant others.

Josh Henges, of KidsTLC said “He exploited these people. People that you exploit often need the most help.”

Sex trafficking expert Josh Henges says incidents like this one show how women in vulnerable positions can be taken advantage of.

Henges said, “This situation I see a lot like tinder. They wanted something likened to instant gratification.”

Despite the situation presenting obvious dangers, Henges says the dozens of victims should not be blamed. With Antoine now in federal custody those victims hope for justice.

Henges said, “I don’t think it was a smart move at all, but that doesn’t change the fact that they didn’t deserve any of this.”

If convicted, Mario Antoine could spend decades behind bars for this case. He’ll be back in court on Thursday.

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