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More charges filed against man in sex slave case
He faces 19 charges related to prostitution or marijuana possession.
By JAMAL THALJI, Times Staff Writer
Published September 20, 2007
Andrew Michael Kobak, 34, is accused of holding a woman as a sex slave.
NEW PORT RICHEY - Authorities say Andrew Michael Kobak used a 10-page document called "Master Drew's Slavery Contract" to make a woman his sex slave.
Now the state is throwing the book at "Master Drew."
An additional 15 felony charges of deriving proceeds from prostitution were filed Tuesday against Kobak by the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office.
That brings the total number of charges against Kobak, first arrested in July, to 19. That's 16 felony counts of deriving proceeds from prostitution, felony manufacturing of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of maintaining a place of prostitution.
If the 34-year-old man were to be convicted of all charges and serve consecutive sentences, that could add up to about 90 years.
No new incidents have come to light, according to Assistant State Attorney Eva Vergos. She said the new charges reflect incidents detectives originally uncovered but referred to prosecutors for action.
Authorities say a schizophrenic woman named Alyssandra Cardillo met Kobak over the Internet. Soon the 19-year-old was a sex slave at his Port Richey home, authorities say, and for $60 she performed sex acts on other men.
A confidential tip led the Pasco County Sheriff's Office to them. Kobak was arrested. Cardillo was cited for prostitution, a misdemeanor, and released. If convicted, she could get 60 days in jail or six months probation.
Neither Kobak nor his attorney Denis de Vlaming could be reached for comment on Wednesday. Kobak will be arraigned on Oct. 9.