August 28, 2020

US prosecutors urge life sentence for convicted sex cult leader

New York (AFP) – US prosecutors on Friday requested life in prison for a “self-help” guru convicted for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves.Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted on charges including racketeering and sex trafficking in June 2019, found guilty of coercing a string of women into having sex with him as the charismatic leader of a life-coaching group he founded in New York state.His sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 27.Beyond the gravity of his crimes — Raniere was found to have sexually exploited a 15-year-old girl and engaged in extortion and criminal c…


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