Allison Mack and her alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere appeared in court Friday in Brooklyn to face sex trafficking charges, ABC7 News reported.
The 35-year-old actress — who is best known for her role as Chloe Sullivan on the CW series “Smallville” — was arrested last month for her alleged part in a sex ring in Mexico called NXIVM.
Mack was released on a $5 million bail after federal prosecutors claimed she worked as a slave “master” running a sex cult called DOS that was disguised as a self-help organization.
DOS operates as a master-slave hierarchy, with Raniere at the top and Mack as his immediate subordinate. From there, Mack has several slaves of her own who are then ordered to recruit a group of slaves themselves, and it spreads down from there like a pyramid scheme.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza told the members of the press that more arrests are expected in the near future.
“He [Rainere’s] holding up well under the circumstances. He believes in his innocence, and I’m impressed with his stamina,” Rainere’s attorney said, adding that his client isn’t expected to plead guilty.
Mack is reportedly working on a plea deal.
The judge scheduled the trial date for both of them for October 1.
If convicted, both Mack and Rainere could face up to 15 years behind bars with a maximum sentence of life in prison.