S*x Cult Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced To 120 Years Behind Bars
S*x cult leader Keith Raniere has been ordered to spend the next 120 years behind bars. A judge sentenced the 59-year old in a Brooklyn courtroom Tuesday, more than a year after he was convicted on several charges including s*x trafficking, forced labor and racketeering.
Prosectutors say he created NXIVM [[ NEX - ee - yum ]] based in Clifton Park, New York outside of Albany to gain power over women. Raniere and his attorneys deny the claim. The group operated ostensibly as a personal and professional developement training organization to empower women. Several of Raniere's victims were in court asking for him to receive a harsh sentence. Raniere spoke on his behalf, claiming his innocence but apologizing to those he hurt.