Raniere, 58, who has been indicted on several charges, including racketeering conspiracy, extortion, forced labor and sex trafficking, co-founded Nxivm pronounced Nex-e-um as a self-help organization in the s. Prosecutors, however, have said that he used the organization to exert control over the lives of his followers, including women who joined a clandestine sorority — known as D. Sylvie said that soon after joining D. Sylvie said that she met Mr.
‘Torture for 5 days’: Woman testifies she was held as sex slave in Calgary human trafficking trial
Former NXIVM "Cult" Member Testifies About Becoming A "Sex Slave"
Sexual slavery and sexual exploitation is attaching the right of ownership over one or more persons with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing them to engage in sexual activities. Sexual slavery may also involve single-owner sexual slavery ; ritual slavery , sometimes associated with certain religious practices, such as ritual servitude in Ghana , Togo and Benin ; slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes but where non-consensual sexual activity is common; or forced prostitution. Concubinage was a traditional form of sexual slavery in many cultures, in which women spent their lives in sexual servitude. In some cultures, concubines and their children had distinct rights and legitimate social positions.
A North Carolina man has been arrested after holding a woman and her 8-month-old baby captive for over a month, authorities said. Deputies responding to the call found a year-old woman and her infant child, both unnamed, being held by James Bryan Peterson, 54, who had apparently kept them for weeks. The woman was able to make the call after being allowed to go outside for sunlight.
By Emily Saul and Lia Eustachewich. June 7, pm Updated June 7, pm. An alleged Nxivm sex slave sobbed Friday as she recalled being strapped to a table naked while another woman forcibly performed oral sex on her. The year-old actress, who was blindfolded during the May 31, ordeal, then looked up at the ceiling of the Brooklyn federal courtroom and began to cry.