The founder of NXIVM, a bizarre slave-master sex cult parading as a ‘self-help’ group, has been hit with new charges
In the new superseding indictment filed on Wednesday, prosecutors charged NXIVM leader Keith Raniere on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possessing child pornography.
The court filing also revealed that Raniere and Clare Bronfman had an intimate relationship. Bronfman whose family has close ties to the Rothschild’s, was outed as aiding Raniere to run his “self help” group and also protecting him and other members, via a defense fund.
Federal prosecutors announced the new charges as the cults co-founder Nancy Salzman broke down in tears as she plead guilty to racketeering charges in court.
It is now alleged that Raniere, better known as ‘Vanguard’ or ‘Master’ within the secretive group, coerced underage girls to participate in porn photoshoots for more than 10 years. He then kept files with sexually explicit images and stored them on a hard drive.
The memorandum issued by the district attorney’s office stated that other high-ranking members of NXIVM that were put on trial along with Raniere were well aware of their leader’s sexual relationships with minors. One of the underage victims was identified as “a fifteen-year-old girl” who was working for the group’s co-founder, Nancy Salzman.
The same day new charges against Raniere were filed, Salzman pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge. The teen became “Raniere’s first-line slave” in the clandestine sorority group within NXIVM known as DOS, which stands for ‘dominant over submissive’ in Latin.
Another victim was described only as “a child” whose sexual relationship with the ‘guru’ was “known” and “facilitated” by other members.
Raniere was arrested in his luxury hideout in Mexico in March last year and flown to the US, where he, along with other prominent members, including Hollywood actress Allison Mack and liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, were indicted on a number of charges. Apart from the new child porn allegation, Raniere has already been charged with forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit identity theft.https://archive.fo/dDbwmhttps://newspunch.com/nxivm-sex-cult-leader-charged-with-child-sex-exploitation-possessing-child-porn/