Witnesses: Self-Help Guru's Sexual Exploits Destroyed Family
Jurors at the New York City trial of self-help guru Keith Raniere heard testimony from witnesses who say he sexually exploited three sisters from Mexico.
One of the unidentified sisters testified how her family enrolled the sisters in a program run by Raniere in upstate New York for personal growth.
She said he instead groomed all of them, including one who was only 15, to have sex with him.
A former follower of Raniere, Lauren Salzman, also testified about confining one of the sisters to a bedroom for two years for defying him.
Defense lawyers say Raniere says that his encounters with female followers who joined a group called NXIVM were consensual.
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