Jailed NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere is left unconscious after being punched in the head

Keith Raniere, the leader of notorious sex cult NXIVM, was already on trial for running a ring of 'sex slaves' in March 2019, when he was hit with child porn charges of which he was later convicted. He is currently serving a 120-year sentence

Keith Raniere, the leader of notorious sex cult NXIVM, was already on trial for running a ring of 'sex slaves' in March 2019, when he was hit with child porn charges of which he was later convicted. He is currently serving a 120-year sentence

Keith Raniere, the leader of infamous sex cult NXIVM, was assaulted in his jail in Arizona by one other inmate, leaving him unconscious and nauseous for per week

Convicted sex cult leader Keith Raniere has been overwhelmed up and knocked unconscious in his jail in Tucson, Arizona by one other prisoner – earlier than being housed with an intersex inmate subsequent to a cage smeared with human feces.

Raniere, who is serving his first yr of a 120-year sentence, says he was assaulted by Maurice Withers as he walked to his desk together with his meals one morning, and confronted disciplinary motion for ‘preventing’ regardless of not preventing again.

Withers, 33, was put behind bars for sex trafficking crimes in Madison, Wisconsin and punched Raniere in the face, leaving him with a black eye and nausea for per week, regardless of by no means having spoken to him earlier than.

‘I used to be given a disciplinary ticket for ‘preventing’ and have had my privileges revoked and was positioned in segregation ‘pending investigation,’ Raniere mentioned, additionally claiming he ‘didn’t struggle again’ in the sworn affidavit on September 6.

He stays in a segregation unit, a housing unit put aside from the basic inhabitants, and his legal professionals contend he ought to have been ‘returned to his regular housing.’ 

Raniere believes the prison is retaliating against him because he is appealing his conviction based on allegations the FBI are framing him

Raniere believes the prison is retaliating against him because he is appealing his conviction based on allegations the FBI are framing him

Raniere believes the jail is retaliating towards him as a result of he is interesting his conviction primarily based on allegations the FBI are framing him

Raniere has been forced to spend hours in cells smeared with human feces, is housed with an intersex female prisoner according to his lawyers

Raniere has been forced to spend hours in cells smeared with human feces, is housed with an intersex female prisoner according to his lawyers

Raniere has been compelled to spend hours in cells smeared with human feces, is housed with an intersex feminine prisoner in keeping with his legal professionals

Whereas Raniere is mentioned to have branded his feminine ‘slaves’ on their public space together with his initials, Withers reportedly has a tattoo that reads ‘Ain’t no cash like hoe cash,’ in keeping with prosecutors. 

The previous NXIVM ringleader has reportedly been compelled to spend hours in cells smeared with human feces, is housed with an intersex feminine prisoner and is allowed just one five-minute cellphone name a month, amongst different grievances.

‘At the moment he is allowed one five-minute cellphone name per thirty days, he can not have a razor, he has no entry to authorized assets, and given books ‘at employees discretion,” his legal professionals say. 

Raniere says he believes these measures and the disciplinary ticket are ‘retaliation for the current publicity that my case has obtained because of my efforts to problem my conviction.’

He was convicted in 2019 of all prices of sex trafficking, compelled labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and racketeering prices with underlying acts that included possession of kid pornography, extortion and determine theft.

His lawyer, Stacy Scheff, says the disciplinary ticket was finally dropped but in addition believes the jail warden was conscious Raniere was victimized however is making an attempt to retaliate as Raniere is interesting his conviction. 

Raniere was assaulted in the dining hall of his prison by inmate Maurice Withers, 33, another convict put behind bars on sex trafficking offenses

Raniere was assaulted in the dining hall of his prison by inmate Maurice Withers, 33, another convict put behind bars on sex trafficking offenses

Raniere was assaulted in the eating corridor of his jail by inmate Maurice Withers, 33, one other convict put behind bars on sex trafficking offenses

A court sketch of Raniere in June 2019 when he was convicted of seven counts including child porn and sex trafficking

A court sketch of Raniere in June 2019 when he was convicted of seven counts including child porn and sex trafficking

A courtroom sketch of Raniere in June 2019 when he was convicted of seven counts together with youngster porn and sex trafficking

Victims of the cult told prosecutors how Raniere and other leaders branded them with a burning piece of metal

Victims of the cult told prosecutors how Raniere and other leaders branded them with a burning piece of metal

Victims of the cult informed prosecutors how Raniere and different leaders branded them with a burning piece of metallic 

The cult leader’s authorized workforce consider they’ve an opportunity to have his convictions thrown out over the FBI’s alleged bungles and fabrications. 

Their report factors to alleged ‘anomalies with the FBI search’, equivalent to the uncommon method in which brokers collected proof from Raniere’s examine at a house in Halfmoon, New York in March 2018.

They declare that investigators ‘bypassed’ a number of areas of the residence and went ‘straight to a examine space the place, beneath a desk, have been the very first two evidentiary gadgets they collected: the Canon digital digital camera together with its digital camera card.’

These two gadgets have been, ‘notably,’ the ‘solely two items of digital proof the authorities used to show the youngster pornography and youngster exploitation RICO acts, which might stem from an allegedly unintentional discovery of pictures eleven months later,’ the report states.

In an interview with DailyMail.com, a prime former FBI cyber forensics skilled employed by Raniere’s attorneys believes there have been bungled procedures, manipulation of proof and even an obvious effort to ‘body’ the cult leader for his youngster sex conviction.

Richard Kiper, who used to coach the trainers of FBI cyber forensics consultants earlier than he retired in 2019, informed DailyMail.com that the Canon digital camera was made in 2004, however the timestamps on a few of the pictures have been from 2003.

Kiper additionally claimed that metadata on one in every of the pictures reveals it was manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. 

The skilled additionally informed DailyMail.com that one FBI agent, Michael Lever, allegedly broke protocol by taking the digital camera and card out of the proof locker twice for a complete 24 days in September 2018, earlier than the Bureau carried out its forensic evaluation.

NXIVM was partially bankrolled by Seagram’s heiress Claire Bronfman, who was prosecuted alongside Raniere and pleaded responsible to conspiracy to hide and harbor unlawful aliens for monetary acquire and to fraudulent use of identification in April 2019.

Her lawyer, Duncan Levin, mentioned the proof of tampering by the FBI was trigger to throw out all the NXIVM convictions.

‘Society can not dwell in a world the place legislation enforcement is tampering with proof,’ he mentioned. 

‘If these allegations are true, it implies that all of the defendants in the case ought to have all of the prices thrown out. There ought to be no alternative for a do-over for the authorities.’


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