Self Help group Nxivm’s leader and founder, Keith Ranieri’s had testified last year that he had created a sex cult. Ranieri, also popularly know as Vanguard by his followers had created D.O.S, a discrete subsection of Nxivm. D.O.S, a clandestine sorority, functioned as a harem of sex slaves blackmailed forcefully into having sex with the self proclaimed enlightenment guru. Keith Raniere was charged with sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor, racketeering and conspiracy post his testimony. 5 other women who were indicted with similar charges as Raniere pleaded guilty to the court. Raniere is facing the charges pressed against him.
Lifestyle Guru Raniere, the Vanguard who branded and blackmailed women
One former member testified that she was “groomed” for weeks before she turned 18 so Raniere could take her virginity. Known as Daniela, she told the court that she and her sisters were impregnated by him. Then they forcibly had abortions. She and one of her sisters – who was underage – were forced to have sex with him a number of times.
First sex slave broke her silence Tuesday to talk to a Brooklyn judge. She said that she is still so traumatized by the “monster’’ that she can’t even speak his name.
“He screwed with my mind for so long,’’ said the emotional woman, Camila, during victim-impact statements before Raniere’s sentencing in federal court on charges including sex-trafficking and racketeering.
“It is difficult for me to utter his name, so I will only refer to him as he.” She said of the 60-year-old Svengali, who paraded around as a Gandhi-esque self-help guru. But in reality, horrifically abused scores of young women.
“I can still hear his voice in my head — it continues to be a daily struggle.’’
With Raniere staring at her the entire time, Camila said she is finally speaking up. This is in a bid to have the judge put him away. Mostly so he can’t hurt anyone else. Raniere faces 15 years to life behind bars.