A former NXIVM sex cult slave named “Daniela” testified Thursday in the trial of cult leader Keith Raniere, noting that she joined the cult at age 16 in 2002.
The alleged visa and immigration fraud involved in Daniela’s years with the cult underscores the extent to which NXIVM had deep connections to powerful people in Mexico, including Emiliano Salinas, the son of a former Mexican president.
Robert Gavin of the Albany Times-Union reported:
The witness said her tourist visa and her father's visa were taken in Atlanta in October 2004. She went back to Mexico, she said, and Raniere arranged for her to fly to Canada and get picked up on Christmas Eve and taken to Albany. But the plan had problems.#NXIVM #NXIVMTrial
— Robert Gavin (@RobertGavinTU) May 23, 2019
The witness then described how she was given a fake ID by the sex cult and had a traumatizing experience with Raniere, alongside her sister, noting, “I stayed there crying. That was Christmas,” according to Gavin. The witness also knew that Raniere was involved in a sexual relationship with her sister, […]
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