History of Sonny Corinthos-1993

Sonny Corinthos is the owner of a strip club called the Paradise Lounge. He has taken a runaway named Stone Cates off of the streets and given him a home. Sonny was a runaway himself, and wants to give a good home to Stone. They both live in the apartment above the club.

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Sonny talks Karen Wexler into being a stripper at his club. She becomes Sonny’s main attraction, known as “Carrie, the Schoolgirl.” Sonny and Karen become close and she starts to confide in Sonny about her past. She was sexually molested by her Mom's boyfriend, Ray. Sonny comforts Karen and tells her he knows what it's like to be abused. He tells her his stepfather beat him and his mother, but now Sonny has all of the power and control. Sonny helps Karen through the tough times and they eventually make love. Sonny also starts giving her pills because she’s trying to work at Kelly’s, go to school, and work at the club.

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Stone's former girlfriend Crystal dies from a drug overdose. Stone is upset about her death. He feels better after he arranges a small funeral for her. Sonny gives Stone money for the funeral.

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Stone’s brother Jagger has been searching for him for a while, but quickly becomes disappointed when he sees how loyal Stone is to Sonny. Jagger wants his brother to return to school and live with him. Stone decides to stay with Sonny. Jagger is also Karen’s boyfriend and beats up Sonny when he finds him in bed with her. Sonny puts a hit on Jagger. He is ordered by Sonny to lose the fight in his next boxing match, but he refuses. Instead, Jagger and Karen go to Police Commissioner Sean Donnelly and tell him what’s going on. Sean closes down the Paradise Lounge due to Sonny hiring minors. Sonny is arrested for being involved in illegal fights. 

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Sonny gets out of jail by agreeing to be mobster Frank Smith’s guy in Port Charles. Sonny is paired with Luke Spencer, who has just returned to Port Charles after a long absence. Frank Smith still has a vendetta against Luke’s and the only way out is to work for him. Their first assignment is to smuggle people into the country.