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Raniere had been found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking, and several other crimes that included child pornography, forced labor conspiracy, identity theft, wire fraud, and obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors compared Nxivm to a "horror movie" in their closing arguments.

Raniere and his top lieutenants allegedly knew that "some of what they were doing ... was not kosher."

"Although my body may be burned or tortured or whatever, my love is stronger, and it is the love of saints, it is the love of the purest beings that walk the earth."

"They should probably say that before they're held down, so it doesn't seem like they're being coerced."

"He said [the dungeon] was for the people most committed to growth."

Former Nxivm members say the alleged sex cult leader used abusive tactics, including branding and dangerous dietary restrictions, to keep members in check.

Mark Vicente is the latest to testify against Keith Raniere, leader of the supposed self-help organization.

Allison Mack may also testify in a trial where the jury will hear about alleged cult leader Keith Raniere's habit of treating abortion like standard birth control.