A courtroom sketch from April last year showing Keith Raniere (centre), leader of the secretive group NXIVM. Photo: AP

Accused leader of US ‘sex slave’ cult that branded victims with his initials goes on trial in New York

  • Keith Raniere, 58, was the leader of NXIVM, a purported executive coaching organisation that ran ‘self-help’ workshops priced at US$5,000 for five days
  • But according to prosecutors, the group merely served as an instrument for him to extort money from followers and exploit women sexually
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A courtroom sketch from April last year showing Keith Raniere (centre), leader of the secretive group NXIVM. Photo: AP
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