"Ms. Mack became so involved, federal prosecutors said, that she began recruiting other women into a secret sect within Nxivm in which women were branded with Mr. Raniere’s initials and were forced to have sex with him."
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"At a news conference Tuesday about the monthslong, multicounty investigation into the ring, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said many of the women came to the United States from China under the guise of having legitimate jobs in day spas and instead were forced to work in the sex trade and often being confined to the storefronts, eating and sleeping there when they were not working."
"The boys and girls at the facility were long accustomed to the cruelty of the streets, and for many it followed them into the group home.
The allegations include employees physically and sexually abusing children, gross overcrowding and filthy conditions. The human rights division of the attorney general’s office is investigating 25 reports of abuse between 2016 and 2017, according to Claudia Maselli, the head of the office."
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NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said: “Today’s charges further affirm the NYPD’s unwavering commitment to protecting the victims of sex trafficking in and around the five boroughs of New York City. This crime is among the most heinous in society, and it is our job – and the job of all of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners – to ensure that anyone who would seek to profit through the abuse and exploitation of another human being be brought to justice swiftly and successfully.
"When ‘Shakti Vahini’ rescued Babita from a brothel at Agra, she was almost unrecognizable. The 16-year-old Babita hardly had any resemblance to the photo her family had provided to the NGO workers, who work across the country and if needed wage a war against child traffickers and abusers from time to time." - By Mahi Nur
"Not long after the last time Cecilia Roberts was sent to an Atlanta hotel to be sold for sex, the then-17-year-old was in a residential facility for girls like her, recovering from the trauma of trafficking as she helped prosecutors convict two adults she had turned to when she needed a place to stay." - By JAMIE STENGLE and EMILY SCHMALL