KEY POINTS

  • Nxivm's cult leader Keith Raniere has been sentenced to 120 years in prison  
  • 15 of Raniere's victims shared their horrifying experiences in court
  • The court has imposed a fine of $1,750,000 on the cult leader

Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for running an alleged sex cult within the group and for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis firmly announced the verdict and blasted Raniere for calling the victims  “liars” during the sentencing on Tuesday, The New York Post first reported. In addition, the court also imposed a fine of $1,750,000 on the cult leader.

“To him (Raniere), all the brave victims are liars. Mr. Raniere remains unmoved. [He] has therefore failed to demonstrate remorse,” The Post quoted Judge Garaufis, as saying.

Garaufis’ statement came after the accused kept on insisting to the judge that all the accusers were lying and he was “innocent” of all the charges.

“I do believe I am innocent of the charges. It is true, I am not remorseful of the crimes I do not believe I committed at all,” Raniere said during the sentencing.

The decision came after 15 of Raniere’s victims made statements inside the Brooklyn courtroom and shared their horrifying ordeal. One of the victims said she was used to be managed like a “piece of meat” and a “brainwashed sex slave.”

Meanwhile, another woman named Camila noted that she was raped by Raniere when she was just 15 years of age. The woman also alleged the cult leader impregnated her two sisters and forced them to get abortions afterward, per Variety.

“I can still hear his voice in my head — it continues to be a daily struggle. He robbed me of my youth. He used my innocence to do whatever he wanted with me,” Camila said.

India Oxenberg, daughter of “Dynasty” star Catherine Oxenberg, was also present during the sentencing and said that Raniere tried to destroy her family.

“You raped me. You tried to destroy my family by turning me against my own mother, telling me she was a psychopath,” Oxenberg said.

Speaking about the verdict, Seth DuCharme, acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said that hopefully the verdict “brings closure to the victims and their families."

“The 120-year sentence imposed on Keith Raniere today is a measure of his appalling crimes committed over a decade. Raniere exploited and abused his victims emotionally, physically, and sexually for his personal gratification. It is my hope that today’s sentence brings closure to the victims and their families,” ABC News quoted DuCharme, as saying in a statement.

One of Raniere’s accomplices, actress Allison Mack, has already pleaded guilty to racketeering charges last year and is currently out on $5 million bond. She is still awaiting sentencing.

Keith Raniere's Sentencing NEW YORK, NY - MAY 7: Staff and members of the prosecution team push carts full of court documents related to the U.S. v. Keith Raniere case as they arrive at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York a, May 7, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Opening arguments begin on Tuesday morning for the trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of the alleged sex cult NXIVM. Raniere, who could potentially face life in prison, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking, racketeering and other charges. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Photo: Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images