Justice Dept. looking to seize 2 properties allegedly used by NXIVM


The Justice Department is moving in to target two Capital Region homes where sex trafficking and branding allegedly took place.

Court documents filed by the Eastern District Court in Brooklyn are to forfeit and condemn two properties allegedly used by Keith Raniere and his victims.

Both are located in Halfmoon, one at 8 Hale Drive in Knox Wood Development and the other one at 127 Grenadier Court.

Prosecutors say these properties were used to facilitate sex trafficking, sexual encounters, and branding in connection with Raniere’s sex cult.

According to the documents an unidentified actress in her early 30’s claims, she was recruited by actress Allison Mack into a women’s mentorship program connected to NXIVM. The victim stayed with Mack at her home at the Grenadier Court property.

Prosecutors say she is a victim of Raniere’s sex trafficking and that sexual activity took place at the Hale Drive property, which Raniere referred to as the library.

According to a high ranking member of NXIVM, Raniere also had boxes of personal notes at the Hale Drive property.

Members say Mack regularly required her slaves to pose for nude photographs as collateral.

Raniere and Mack are both charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking and forced labor. 

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