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by :Heidi Julz
In Monday U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, announced that the actress Allison Mack is guilty upon a sex cult case .
The actress who is 36 years, was punished by the court,as she is guilty for blackmailing two women as part of an alleged New York sex cult that prosecutors called a racketeering operation that carried out sex trafficking and other crimes.
Mack admitted that she coerced the two unnamed women into performing services by threatening to release damaging information about them.
As she tried to hold back her tears she confessed that she is guilty;
“I have come to the conclusion that I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that’s why I am pleading guilty today,” said Allison Mack
Through it all, I believed that Keith Raniere's intentions were to help people," she said. "I was wrong. I now realise that I and others engaged in criminal conduct."
In other side according to Reuters, There was no mention at the plea hearing of any agreement by Mack to cooperate with prosecutors against Raniere, who is expected to go on trial later this month. Mack's lawyers declined to provide any further details about her plea deal.
Raniere, 58, was arrested on sex trafficking charges in March 2018, and is being held without bail. Mack was arrested the following month.
Prosecutors accused Raniere of running a cult-like secret society within his organisation, Nxivm , in which women were branded with his initials, put on extremely restrictive diets and forced to have sex with him.
Last month, prosecutors unsealed new charges accusing Raniere of sexually exploiting a minor and coercing her to produce child pornography.
Raniere has pleaded not guilty. Marc Agnifilo, one of his lawyers, declined to comment on the case after Monday's hearing. Agnifilo has previously said that his client's sexual encounters with women in the organisation were consensual, and denied the child pornography charges.