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The Latest: Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case

Last Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

An actress best known for playing a young Superman’s friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization.

Allison Mack was charged Friday sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting women to a group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.

Mack entered her plea in federal court in Brooklyn. A bail hearing will be held Monday.

Mack starred in The CW network’s “Smallville,” a show about the early life of Superman that ended in 2011.

Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his group called NXIVM (NEX’-ee-um).

6 p.m.

An actress best known for playing a young Superman’s friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization.

Allison Mack was charged Friday sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting women to a group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.

Mack entered her plea in federal court in Brooklyn. The judge refused a request by her lawyers to release her without bail.

Mack starred in The CW network’s “Smallville,” a show about the early life of Superman that ended in 2011.

Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his group called NXIVM (NEX’-ee-um).

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3:20 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman’s close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.

Allison Mack was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. She was scheduled to appear in court later Friday.

Mack, 35, starred in The CW network’s “Smallville,” ending in 2011, a reimagining of the early life of Superman, but has played only minor roles since then.

Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his cult-like organization called NXIVM (NEX’-ee-um).

Raniere is being held on trafficking charges, and his attorneys have said he’s innocent.

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This story has been corrected to say that the “Smallville” show ended in 2011, not 2015.