Smallville actress pleads guilty to charges relating to sex trafficking

US actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty to charges linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.

In a statement,Mack admitted to recruiting women by telling them they were joining a female mentorship group.

She said: ‘I must take full responsibility for my conduct’.

Mack, known for the US television series Smallville, is one of six people facing criminal charges as part of an investigation into Nxivm.

In court on Monday, Mack said she was instructed by Mr Raniere to collect compromising materials and images of two women within the group, threatening to make the photos public if they revealed information about the secret society.

Mack said: ‘I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people, I was wrong’.

Mr Raniere was arrested by the FBI in Mexico last year.

She is now scheduled to be sentenced in September and will face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each of the two charges.

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