Pleading guilty, actress Allison Mack told the court: “I’m here to plead guilty before your honour. I must take full responsibility for my conduct. I am very sorry for my role in this case.”
Charges range from racketeering, extortion and false labour along with a number of offences related to sex trafficking and is said to have recruited ‘sex slaves’ for NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere. Raniere was arrested in Mexico last year and charged with sex trafficking and forced labour conspiracy. He has previously denied the allegations.
NXIVM publicly portrayed itself as a self-help organisation, self-described as “a community guided by humanitarian principles that seek to empower people and answer important questions about what it means to be human.”
Prosecutors have said that the women who joined NXIVM’s secret sorority were warned that the damaging or embarrassing information they volunteered would be made public if they revealed the existence of the society.
Mack confessed to recruiting young women for Raniere as well as owning her own personal sex slave. Her crimes could reach a maximum of 20 years in jail.
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