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NXIVM sex cult founder Keith Raniere is sentenced to 120 years in prison

Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes.

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 28-10-2020 02:16 IST | Created: 28-10-2020 02:11 IST
NXIVM sex cult founder Keith Raniere is sentenced to 120 years in prison
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Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, after a hearing where 15 former NXIVM members spoke out against Raniere, 60.

The victims, most of whom were women, described what they called the devastating impact Raniere had on their lives. Raniere was also fined $1.75 million.


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