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ReadThisThing (Sep 10th, 2019)

Keith Raniere was convicted in June of charges including obstruction of justice, wire and visa fraud, identity theft, forced labor, human trafficking, sex trafficking, money laundering, child exploitation and possession of child pornography. He was the leader of sex cult Nxivm, which gained global attention after The New York Times reported that members of the group had been branded with his initials. But the story of Raniere's followers had been out there since 2003, covered in detail by the Albany Times Union. Reporter Kristen Hare explains how the local reporters stayed on the case for over a decade, and tries to figure out why prosecutors didn't sem to act until the matter made the pages of the NYT.

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Local journalists uncovered sex cult Nxivm years before Hollywood paid attention

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