Editorial: The truth vs. the cult: How a journalist exposed Keith Raniere and NXIVM

For hours Tuesday, victims of Keith Raniere paraded before Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis through the large ceremonial courtroom, telling of how the man about to be put away, called “Vanguard” or “Grandmaster” within his criminal sex cult NXIVM, coerced, tortured, starved, raped and stole from them. When they were done, Garaufis gave Vanguard 120 years in prison for extortion, racketeering, sex trafficking, identity theft, child pornography, forced labor and wire fraud.Assuming the sentence holds, the Grandmaster will be out in 2140, when he’s 180 years old.He’s the villain here. The…

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HEDGE accordingly