Investigation of NXIVM, alleged sex cult, could see more criminal charges against its leader
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.
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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.
Mack is best known for her role in the CW network’s Smallville.
All the defendants have denied the allegations.
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