A federal jury convicted a New York man on Wednesday on multiple charges of running a cult-like group that kept women as virtual sex prisoners to service him.
It took the Brooklyn panel less that one full day to find Keith Raniere, 58, guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking and possession of child pornographyin connection to NXIVM — a purported self-help organization that he ran near Albany.
Within NXIVM, he created a secret sorority called DOS in which female “slaves” turned over compromising materials that were used to blackmail and force them into sex, prosecutors said.
Raniere faces up to life behind bars.
Several of Raniere’s cohorts, such as “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, had already pleaded guilty.
Mack, 36, is facing up to 40 years in prison after she admitted to committing offenses that included extortion and forced labor in her role as a high-ranking member of NXIVM.