Crime Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere Ordered to Pay 21 Victims $3.46 Million in Restitution A federal judge ordered Keith Raniere to pay Nxivm victims funds to remove branding and receive mental health services By Vanessa Etienne Vanessa Etienne Twitter Vanessa Etienne is an Emerging Content Writer-Reporter for PEOPLE. Prior to joining in April 2021, she served as a reporter for Men's Health Magazine and BET Digital after freelancing for publications such as The New York Times and Everyday Health. Originally from northern Virginia, Vanessa is a proud Haitian American with a love for R&B music and mental health topics. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's in Communication and Public Relations before earning her master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 22, 2021 09:57 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Keith Raniere. Photo: Nxivm video/ YouTube A federal judge has ordered Nxivm founder Keith Raniere to pay a total of $3.46 million in restitution to 21 victims due to his crimes involving sex trafficking and racketeering, according to CNN. During a restitution hearing on Tuesday, Raniere, 60 — who appeared in court virtually from prison — was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who presided over Raniere's trial, to pay funds to victims who were in an all-female group called DOS, characterized by many as a sex cult. Investigators said that Raniere, who was known as "Vanguard" to his followers, occupied the top of the DOS pyramid, with tiers of female "slaves," each of whom could become a "master" to slaves beneath them. Prosecutors said DOS members were held down and branded with Raniere's initials just below their bikini lines. At Tuesday's hearing, Garaufis ordered Raniere to pay $2,500 to victims who were branded in order to cover the costs of having them removed and additional restitution payments to victims for mental health services due to his "psychological torture," CNN reports. Albany, NY headquarters of NXIVM. Amy Luke/Getty Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere Gets 120 Years in Prison After Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor Convictions According to the outlet, prosecutors said the victim who was ordered to receive the highest amount ($500,000) was 15 years old when she was branded, forced to have sex with Raniere, and coerced to take pornographic photos as a minor. Raniere is currently serving his 120-year prison sentence at a federal facility in Arizona. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. RELATED VIDEO: Actress Allison Mack Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Role in Nxivm Sex Cult The restitution decision comes just weeks after disgraced Smallville actress Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in federal prison for her involvement as a prominent leader within Nxivm. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York announced the sentence on June 30, which also includes a $20,000 fine. NXIVM and the criminal cases of Raniere and Mack have since served as the focus of two documentary series: HBO's The Vow (already renewed for a second season) and the Starz series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.