Guru in Prison – level 2
Between 1998 and 2020, Keith Raniere was an American guru. Many Hollywood stars and famous people attended his meetings. Raniere also started a multi-level marketing company that was located in New York State.
Many of Raniere’s followers said that he abused them and that he called them his sex slaves. Last year, the court found Raniere guilty of sex trafficking and for keeping child pornography. He also threatened people to get money from them.
On Tuesday, a court sent Raniere to prison for 120 years. Raniere said that he did not feel sorry because he did nothing wrong.
Difficult words: guru (a spiritual teacher), multi-level marketing (a kind of business when a seller gets money from his sales and sales of people who work under him), sex trafficking (moving people to places and getting money from their sexual activities).
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