Sex cult leader found guilty

NXIVM's founder Keith Raniere was convicted after a six-week trial of charges from racketeering to sex trafficking conspiracy.
1:42 | 06/20/19

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Thank you. Now to the case getting national attention. The leader of a secret society, the founder of nexivm attracted high-profile followers. The jury taking just four hours. Linsey Davis with the verdict. Reporter: Keith raniere, the mastermind of the secret so-called self-help group, nxivm, which prosecutor called a sex cult, found guilty today on all counts, including forced labor conspiracy and sex trafficking. Master manipulator, a conman and the crime boss of a cultlike organization involved in sex trafficking, child pornography, extortion, compelled abortions, branding, degradation, and humiliation. Reporter: Raniere claimed the women were never abused. I'm an interesting person. I'm a controversial person, but most importantly I'm an unconventional person. Reporter: But prosecutors say inside cookie cutter homes on tree-lined streets in upstate New York was abuse "Straight out of a horror movie." They say ranier preyed on women including actresses and heiresses, blackmailing them into a secret sisterhood. Even branding some of them with his initials. It was worse than childbirth. Imagine a hot laser dragged across your flesh for 30 minutes without anesthetic. Reporter: He faces life in prison. And he plans to appeal. Thank you. Still ahead on "World news tonight," the brawl on the

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