His story was not covered in American media, but I found a reference to him on the IMDB message boards for Lilya 4-Ever, one of those films about trafficking that makes you want to cut your heart out with a rusty spoon. The German-language Wikipedia article on the jerk is here. The son of Holocaust survivors (oh the bloody irony), a man involved in German politics, and a TV personality – Friedman raped enslaved Ukrainian women (oh, but you can’t rape some scummy prostitute from a podunk village, right? People like that get what they so richly deserve for daring to be poor and foreign!), and got off with a drug charge.
Ah, “civilization. “