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NXIVM Cult Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years for Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor

HeadlineOct 28, 2020

In New York, Keith Raniere, the leader of the NXIVM sex cult, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex trafficking and other charges. Over a dozen women testified at the sentencing hearing, saying Raniere traumatized and brainwashed them while he posed as a self-help guru. One of the survivors said Raniere started sexually assaulting her when she was 15 and he was 45. Others testified that Raniere referred to them as “slaves” and branded them with his initials using a cauterizing pen.

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