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Actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult case.
Mack, who is best known for her role on the TV show Smallville, was indicted in April, 2018 on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor — crimes she previously pleaded not guilty, Variety reported.
Mack faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted.
According to prosecutors, Mack recruited women into NXIVM, a network of self-help programs based in Albany, N.Y. The recruits, Variety reported, were told the group would help with women’s empowerment, but prosecutors argued the organization was set up like a pyramid scheme, with courses costing thousands of dollars. Representatives for the state also alleged that the leader of the group, Keith Raniere, established a secret sex cult within the organization, in which “slaves” were branded in their pelvic areas with his initials.
Mack is accused of being paid to coerce two of her “slaves” into having sex with Raniere.
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