Raniere Trial Winding Down

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The New York trial of an alleged cult leader is coming to a close.

After weeks of relentlessly lurid testimony, federal prosecutors in New York have wrapped up their case against a former self-improvement guru accused of sex trafficking. NXIVM leader Keith Raniere has been on trial since early May. Both prosecutors and defense lawyers told the judge Friday they were finished calling witnesses. Closing arguments and jury deliberations will happen next week. Raniere's lawyers claim his sexual encounters with female followers were consensual.

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