Associated Press News Release
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A St. Petersburg man who produced videos of scantily-clad women beating up homeless men has received a seven-year prison sentence.
A judge sentenced 61-year-old Jeffrey Williams on Monday after he was found guilty of the taped beating of a developmentally disabled schizophrenic. The judge also sentenced 27-year-old Zuzu Vargo to three years for administering the beating.
Williams had argued that the victim had signed a waiver but prosecutors and the judge doubted he could not tell that the man was mentally disabled.
Williams had produced about 1,000 similar videos and sold them to sadomasochism aficionados. He paid the homeless men $50 to be beaten and the women $300 to administer it.
Williams and Vargo are awaiting trial for the alleged beating of another disabled man.