A courtroom sketch showing NXIVM leader Keith Raniere (centre) sitting between his defence team of Daniella Smith, Paul Derohannesian and Mark Agnifolo during closing arguments in Brooklyn on Monday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters

US ‘sex cult’ leader Keith Raniere may have helped his ‘slaves’, lawyer argues

  • NXIVM leader, who is accused of branding women with his initials, is facing charges including racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography
  • Prosecutors described Raniere as a ‘a con man, a predator, a crime boss’ who operated ‘through abuse and control’
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A courtroom sketch showing NXIVM leader Keith Raniere (centre) sitting between his defence team of Daniella Smith, Paul Derohannesian and Mark Agnifolo during closing arguments in Brooklyn on Monday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters
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