Smallville actress charged with aiding sex trafficking operation

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"Allison Mack was charged Friday [with] sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting women to a group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars", the AP reports.

Mr. Raniere created a secret society within Nxivm called "DOS", which derived from a Latin phrase that loosely translated to "Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions", or "The Vow", officials said in the statement.

Numerous women were branded with a symbol containing the initials of the leader of the group, which was based in Albany in upstate NY. Footage obtained last month by The Sun showed Mack's bewildered reaction after Raniere's was arrested in Mexico on similar charges.

The cult's leader Keith Raniere reportedly tasked Mack with finding and grooming female sex slaves to his satisfaction. "Slaves were expected to recruit slaves of their own (thus becoming masters themselves), who in turn owed service not only to their own masters but also to masters above them in the DOS pyramid".

"Raniere stood alone at the top of the pyramid".

"DOS operated with levels of women "slaves" headed by 'masters, '" the statement said.

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For now, Mack has been denied bail as the first petition wasn't sufficient.

Women were told the organization would help then get rid of their weaknesses, and Raniere's position was not revealed to new recruits.

Upon joining, they were required to provide information about family and friends, nude photographs and rights to their assets - so-called collateral used to threaten them if they left, prosecutors said.

Actress Allison Mack attends the "Love, Loss, And What I Wore" new cast member celebration at 44 1/2 on July 29, 2010 in New York City. The series lasted 10 seasons. Ms. Mack is also known for her roles in the movies "The Ant Bully" (2006) and "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!"

Smallville actress Allison Mack has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. Click any of these buttons below!

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