Halfmoon, New York – CBS 6 spoke to a woman who lives just steps away from a home that was occupied by members of NXIVM for years.
“There always was a lot of activity, and I always felt this was kind of the headquarters,” the neighbor tells CBS 6. She did not want to show her face on camera.
Keith Raniere, the leader of NXIVM was arrested in Mexico last month. He’s been accused of branding female followers as part of an initiation ceremony has been charged with sex-trafficking.
The second floor of the hale drive home, referred to as “The Library” in court documents, featured a hot tub and a loft bed.
“They put in spiral staircases - it’s like a party house. No regular people would be able to live there,” the neighbor said.
The neighbor also told us there were several instances of raucous parties.
“It was very loud and it was till 12 o’clock, and I remember I knocked on the door and said can you please keep it down?!”
Keith Raniere is charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy for allegations, he remains in an Oklahoma City Federal lockup, but will eventually be brought to u-s district court in Brooklyn.
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