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Mar 13, 2019

Guilty Plea, New Charges in New York Sex Slave Case

Guilty Plea, New Charges in New York Sex Slave Case

A case featuring sensational claims that followers of a New York self-help organization were forced to become sex slaves took a new turn on Wednesday with one key defendant pleading guilty and another being hit...

Jul 24, 2018

Seagram's Heiress Arrested in NXIVM Sex-Trafficking Case

Seagram's Heiress Arrested in NXIVM Sex-Trafficking Case

An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has been arrested in connection with her work with a self-help group in upstate New York that is accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex.

Jun 12, 2018

No Bail for NXIVM Founder; Actress Mack Also in Court

No Bail for NXIVM Founder; Actress Mack Also in Court

An heiress is being considered a "co-conspirator" in a sensational sex-trafficking case in which the jailed founder of a purported self-help group is accused of branding women, a federal prosecutor said at...

May 4, 2018

More Arrests Expected in 'Smallville' Actress Sex Cult Case

More Arrests Expected in 'Smallville' Actress Sex Cult Case

More people are expected to be indicted in the sex cult case that already includes a television actress and an accused cult leader among the charged.

Apr 25, 2018

'Smallville' Actress in Sex Cult Case Released on $5M Bail

'Smallville' Actress in Sex Cult Case Released on $5M Bail

A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend is due in court Tuesday for a bail hearing, days after pleading not guilty to acting as a slave "master" and recruiting unsuspecting...

Apr 23, 2018

'Smallville' Actress Due in NYC Court in Sex Cult Case

'Smallville' Actress Due in NYC Court in Sex Cult Case

A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend is due in court Tuesday for a bail hearing, days after pleading not guilty to acting as a slave "master" and recruiting unsuspecting...

Apr 23, 2018

'Smallville' Actress a Sex Slave Recruiter for NY Cult: Feds

'Smallville' Actress a Sex Slave Recruiter for NY Cult: Feds

Actress Allison Mack has been arrested in connection with the case of alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere, a law enforcement official tells News 4 New York.

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