September 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Investigation of NXIVM, alleged sex cult, could see more criminal charges against its leader

March 27: The FBI raided the home of Nancy Salzman, the co-founder of NXIVM. It’s all part of an ongoing federal investigation into the organization and its secret society.


A federal prosecutor says there could be more criminal charges brought against the leader of a purported self-help group who’s accused of forcing women into having unwanted sex.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza also told a Brooklyn judge at a hearing on Thursday that it’s possible more people could be charged in the investigation of Albany, New York-based NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere.

WATCH: April 26 — Allison Mack appears in resurfaced video promoting alleged sex cult

Raniere and five other people are facing sex-trafficking and other charges. They include television actress Alison Mack and Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune.

Authorities say Bronfman and Mack helped Raniere form a secret society of sex slaves who were branded with his initials.

READ MORE: Clare Bronfman, Seagram’s heiress, released on $100M bond amid NXIVM ‘sex cult’ investigation

Mack is best known for her role in the CW network’s Smallville.

All the defendants have denied the allegations.

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