October 2, 2019
Emily Saul, Craig McCarthy
A Bronx man who was busted with a secret sex studio in his apartment was reported to cops more than a decade ago — but he was never arrested, according to prosecutors.
Michael Barreto, 31, stood in Manhattan federal court Wednesday afternoon facing charges on multiple sex crimes involving a runaway teen.
Prosecutor Kedar Bhatia said Barreto’s “pattern of conduct” of sexually abusing minors started years ago when an alleged victim’s parents reported a lewd encounter to police in 2008.
And, at the same time, Barreto was making illicit