Closing arguments to be held next week for self-help leader accused of sex trafficking

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The leader of the group known as NXIVM, but whose actual name is Keith Raniere, has been on trial since early May.

Both sides told the judge Friday that they are done calling witnesses. Closing arguments and jury deliberations are now set to take place.

Raniere is also accused of forcing women to brand themselves.

Jurors have heard testimony from former members who spoke about physical and mental pain from being branded with Raniere's initials.

Raniere denies all allegations against him.

 

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