Actress Allison Mack Sentenced to 3 Years in NXIVM Sex Cult Case

 

Actress Allison Mack, known for her roles in Smallville, Wilfred, and 7th Heaven, was

sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a cult-like group called NXIVM. Mack,

38, was accused of recruiting women to be sex slaves for NXIVM’s leader Keith Raniere

via a secret organization within NXIVM known as “DOS”. Mack pleaded guilty to

racketeering conspiracy and racketeering in 2019.

While Mack’s attorneys suggested she be given probation or home confinement due to

her cooperation with the government, her sentence was still below the recommended 14

to 17 1/2 years. In addition to her sentence, Mack must also pay a $20,000 fine and she

must complete 1,000 hours of community service.

Raniere was sentenced to life in prison after his conviction on sex trafficking and other

disturbing charges.

In court on Wednesday (June 30), Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis told Mack, “When it

comes to DOS, and the monstrous crimes [Raniere] committed in connection with that

organization, you were an essential accomplice. You willingly enslaved, destabilized,

and manipulated other women so that when they were at their most vulnerable, when

they believed that they owed you total obedience and that anything less than that would

cause them serious personal and financial harm, when you had taken from them their

sense of agency to make their own choices, you gave them ‘special assignments’ to satisfy

Mr. Raniere’s sexual interests. Mr. Raniere could not have done that without you. You

did that together. The evidence presented at his trial demonstrated that you were not a

begrudging or passive enabler, but rather that you were a willing and proactive ally.”

Judge Garaufis noted Mack’s cooperation, along with her remorse and the “persuasive

case” made by her lawyers as to the factors for determining her sentence.

Source: Yahoo! News

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