Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis will announce an almost-certain lengthy prison term Tuesday for Raniere after hearingContinue Reading

TOLEDO — A federal grand jury has indicted Michael J. Zacharias, 53, of Findlay, with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult and minor by force, fraud or coercion. The Findlay priest was arrested on Aug. 18 of this year and has remained in federal custodyContinue Reading

LOS ANGELES — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general’s office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La LuzContinue Reading