NXIVM founder arraigned in New York City on sex trafficking charges
April 13, 2018 06:21 PM
The founder of NXIVM, Keith Raniere, went before a federal judge Friday afternoon to be arraigned in Brooklyn on charges of sex trafficking.
Raniere is accused of using the Saratoga County-based NXIVM to groom women for sex. Many of those women were branded.
A judge ordered continued detainment. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27 at 11:00 a.m.
NewsChannel 13 obtained court documents showing items seized during FBI raids on two Halfmoon homes where Raniere spent time. Included are cell phones, thumb drives, computers and half a million dollars in cash.
Albany Attorney Paul DerOhannesian is representing Raniere.
Updated: April 13, 2018 06:21 PM
Created: April 13, 2018 12:58 PM
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