More arrests in NXIVM sex slave case

July 24, 2018 06:15 PM

There have been four more arrests in connection with the NXIVM sex trafficking case. It's a case NewsChannel 13 has been following closely since the group was based in Halfmoon.

Nancy Salzman, the NXIVM president and her daughter, Lauren, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon. NewsChannel 13 learned a pre-arranged bail agreement was already set before their arraignment. Bail for each of them was set at $5 million.

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NXIVM's bookkeeper, Kathy Russell, was also named in this superseding indictment.

The fourth woman charged was Clare Bronfman. She was arraigned in Brooklyn. She is a daughter of the late billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr.

For many years, she has been involved in financing NXIVM and supporting its co-founder, Keith Raniere.

Raniere was charged this year along with a NXIVM adherent, the actress Allison Mack, with coercing followers into becoming "slaves" to senior members of the group.

They have denied the allegations.


WNYT Staff / AP

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