“The leader of NXIVM, a group that espoused a philosophy of self-improvement but was accused of recruiting, grooming and even branding an inner circle of female sex slaves, was found guilty Wednesday by a federal jury in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“Keith Raniere, who was known as “Vanguard,” was convicted on all charges, including sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, human trafficking and multiple counts of racketeering — including sexual exploitation of a child.
“Raniere, 58, faces up to life in prison. His sentencing is set for Sept. 25.
“Following the verdict, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue called Raniere “a modern-day Svengali.””
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