Church youth group leader in Brazil ‘kept at least 240 women as sexual slaves, forced some of them to sign Fifty Shades Of Grey contracts, and blackmailed others into sex with strangers and animals’
- Roney Schelb is accused of sexually abusing at least 240 women during a four-year period across 11 states in Brazil
- The 32-year-old targeted some of his victims on social media and at church youth groups and allegedly forced some of them into sex with men and animals
- At least eight of the victims were minors, according to the police
- Schelb, a salesman, vowed to pay the women between $970 to $2,400 for nude videos and pictures, the Minais Gerais Civil Police said
- After receiving the footage, he blackmailed the women by threatening to reveal it to their friends and family members
- He allegedly forced some of his victims to sign contracts similar to the one which appeared in erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey
A church youth group leader who allegedly blackmailed at least 240 women into being his slaves, forcing some of them to have sex with strangers and animals, has been arrested in southeastern Brazil.
Roney Schelb worked as a sales representative and as well as volunteering at a church in Muriaé, a city in the state of Minas Gerais.
The Minais Gerais Civil Police said the 32-year-old abused the women during a four-year period across 11 states.
Lead investigator Magno Machado Nogueira said Schelb came into contact with his victims by creating several fake social media and WhatsApp profiles, and offered to pay them between $970 to $2,400 for intimate videos and pictures.
But Schelb allegedly provided them with fake bank wire transfer receipts, and after receiving the nude images, he blackmailed the women by threatening to reveal the footage to their friends and family members.
Roney Schelb is suspected of forcing at least 240 women into sex slave work throughout Brazil, and offered to pay up to $2,400 for nude videos and photos which he then used a leverage to extort his victims
Investigators also alleged that he would blackmail victims into sending him more videos and photographs, with one victim saying he demanded more than twenty a day.
It is alleged that he forced some of his victims to meet in person, where he raped them. Women from further away, he forced to have sex with other men or animals, and send him video footage.
Police say he forced some of his victims to sign sex contracts, similar to one found in erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which stated they would allow him to do whatever he wanted to them.
The contracts also said he could hit the women as hard as he pleased.
Schelb was arrested October 11 at his home in Belo Horizante. Cops discovered documents detailing all of his victims’ information as well as a laptop, tablet, and sex costumes.
As of Monday, investigators were still going through a log of at least 1,600 contacts that he made with the women over the phone.
A search warrant of Schelb’s home in the Brazilian southeastern city of Belo Horizante uncovered cellphones, a laptop and tablet, as well as sex costumes
Schelb’s alleged victims included eight minors, as well as teenage girls and young and middle-aged women.
Police spent nearly a month investigating Schelb after a woman came forward and filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police Station.
Schelb has denied the accusations.
‘When you talk about rape, you imagine acts of violence or something. I never did any of that, I’m innocent,’ he said.
Schelb pleaded his innocence and said, ‘When you talk about rape, you imagine acts of violence or something. I never did any of that, I’m innocent’
The police spent nearly a month investigating Roney Schelb (center) after a woman came forward and filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police Station.
Evidence recovered by the Minais Gerais Civil Police following a 30-day investigation
One victim said Schelb knew of the place of her employment and her employer, as well as her mother’s name and the church she belonged to.
‘So, he just knew about everything,’ the woman said. ‘He was talking to people who were going to kill our family.’
‘He was a sadistic citizen who committed a large number of crimes. Crimes against the sexual dignity of women. Crimes against humanity,’ Machado Nogueira said, according to Brazilian outlet G1.
‘Since he made these slave women, in the most cowardly and frightening way we ever heard.’