ALBANY — Smallville actress Allison Mack, facing federal charges for her involvement in alleged Albany-area sex cult, is a risk to flee and should be kept under house arrest, according to federal prosecutors.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for New York's Eastern District is asking U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak to keep Mack behind bars unless she can post a "substantial, heavily secured bond" when she appears in Brooklyn federal court for a bail hearing Tuesday.

Even then, the prosecutors say Mack is a "risk of danger and risk of flight" and should be subject to house arrest with electronic monitoring.

Mack, 35, was arrested Friday and indicted on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.

She is accused of recruiting women into DOS, a secret society led by Keith Raniere, a co-founder of a cult-like group known as NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um). Raniere was also charged and is awaiting indictment.

Mack, best known for her role as Chloe Sullivan in CW's Smallville, pleaded not guilty Fridayand is being held in Brooklyn federal prison.

According to prosecutors, Mack was Raniere's co-conspirator, collecting collateral in the form of nude photographs and damaging personal information from DOS members and threatening to release it if they quit or revealed the group's existence publicly.

The women — known within the group as "slaves" who reported to "masters" — were allegedly kept to strict diets that left them emaciated and offered up for sex with Raniere, 57.

I watched her on Smallville, but didn't see this one coming...


I don't think Superman would approve. 

Steven Lewis


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