Boyle Presents at Church Forum

Professor Robin Boyle presented at the Garden City Community Church, Sunday Forum, on Sunday, November 3, 2019.


Her topic was, “The Aftermath of the ‘Sex Cult’ Trial and Potential Remedies.”  Professor Boyle described the multi-week trial of Keith Raniere, which took place in the federal courts in the Eastern District of New York last spring.  Mr. Raniere ran a purported self-help organization, called Nxivm, which was headquartered outside of Albany, NY, and with multiple centers.  He was convicted on all seven charged counts, including human trafficking and racketeering.  He awaits sentencing.  Professor Boyle’s presentation drew lessons from the testimony of the witnesses, press articles, and a recent lecture at St. John’s law school by the U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue.  She also presented legal strategies that may be used against other high demand groups.  The Garden City News published an article on November 1 highlighting Professor Boyle‘s talk.  Several members of the St. John’s community attended the presentation.

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