Why cults are hard to prosecute | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

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The leader of the alleged cult NXIVM Keith Raniere is facing charges ranging from sex trafficking to possession of child pornography. A former member of the so-called self-help group says Raniere brainwashed his followers and ran the cult. Except cults aren’t illegal and neither is brainwashing. Wendy Mesley talks to an expert on these cases and investigates how groups like NXIVM could be prosecuted in the future.

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