A man accused of kidnapping, raping and raping women he hired to provide sex services has pleaded guilty in Philadelphia to two charges of kidnapping and one count of rape.
Michael D. Bouchard, 43, pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape charges in Philadelphia federal court on Monday.
Prosecutors say he abducted, raped and sexually assaulted women he recruited online.
Bouchard was arrested in May and is now awaiting sentencing.
The charges against him stem from an alleged scam in which women were lured online to meet him at a hotel in Pennsylvania, where they were forced to pay $1,000 to $2,000 for sexual services.
The victims included women who had been duped into giving money to Bouchards personal assistant, police said.
Boutonard was charged in September with two counts of kidnapping.
He was also charged in July with the rape of a woman who was lured to his Philadelphia apartment and sexually abused, and a man he hired as a sex slave.
Prosecutors said the men were also accused of threatening the victims with guns, and of stealing cash and other valuables.
In addition, police say Bouchardo raped a woman he hired in January 2016 and another woman in March 2016.
The woman was in a hospital, police noted, and the man who was supposed to be the prostitute was unable to come to the hospital.
The victim told police that Bouchardi had forced her to perform oral sex on him.