NXIVM: Allison Mack tape helped convict Upstate NY sex cult leader; feds seek lighter sentence

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Former “Smallville” star Allison Mack provided an audio tape that helped convict an Upstate New York sex cult leader, federal prosecutors said in a memo Monday.

Variety reports Mack, who faces 14 to 17 1/2 years in prison for her role in the NXIVM case, secretly recorded the group’s “Vanguard” Keith Raniere talking about how he branded his “slaves.”

“Do you think the person who’s being branded should be completely nude and sort of held to the table like a, sort of almost like a sacrifice?” he said at one point, adding that videotaping the ritual can be used as collateral to keep the person from leaving the group.

“And the person should ask to be branded,” Raniere said. “Should say, please brand me it would be an honor, or something like that. An honor I want to wear for the rest of my life, I don’t know… And they should probably say that before they’re held down, so it doesn’t seem like they are being…

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