Teenage girls came and left Clifton Park with a bad impression of a lecherous old grandpa named Keith Raniere.

Eleven teenage girls from Mexico, who had been brought to Clifton Park by Rosa Laura Junco, have returned home, sources tell Frank Report. The last of the girls returned in May. All of the girls were under 17. Their departure was staggered and began in January.

The girls were brought here to be taught a curriculum said to be equivalent to a high school education. Classes were taught in the basement of Ms. Junco’s mansion.

Ms. Junco, and her assistant, Sahajo Haertel, were in charge of instructions. Ms. Junco’s daughter, Lauris, 13, also attended classes.


Mr. Raniere created a Pilot Project to teach teenage girls.

Except for a few of the higher ranking members of  NXIVM, the purpose of the girls’ visit was not disclosed beyond  a general sense. The confidential purpose was to conduct a “Pilot Project” created by Keith Raniere for teaching teenage girls. Mr. Raniere, the founder of DOS, Executive Success Programs, NXIVM, Jness, Rainbow Cultural Garden, the Society of Protectors and other organizations, sought to personally train the girls,. If the “Pilot Project”
was successful, he planned to introduce the  program to high schools or as part of the Jness program.


Sources say the girls were unhappy with their stay for a number of reasons.

  1. The teens were told they were going to be taught high school curriculum. Instead they were only taught classes in English and Executive Success Programs modules, and special lessons on gender. Subjects normally taught in high school were not included. Mr. Raniere’s “Pilot Project” curriculum mirrored what is said to be taught to the women in DOS. Ms. Junco and Ms. Haertel have been named by Frank Report as DOS slaves. Ms. Haertel was formerly a member of the Osho sex cult before joining Mr. Raniere and becoming his slave.
  2. The girls, who came from upper middle class families, had been told they would be given opportunities to do rewarding work to earn money in Clifton Park. They were placed in various Espian homes. They were made to clean houses as if they were maids, required to preform childcare, act as personal assistants, and prepare food. The girls baked deserts for Intensives to earn spending money.
  3. Some girls were encouraged to go on low calories diets similar to DOS. When they rebelled, they were made to feel guilty. As growing girls, they felt they had no option but to eat more food which is contrary to Mr. Raniere’s teaching.
  4.  The high degree of secrecy required in all of Mr. Raniere’s endeavors made the girls uncomfortable and was alien to their upbringing.
  5. Mr. Raniere, while teaching the girls, made them uncomfortable when he held their hands, and kissed them on the lips when greeting them.
  6. There may have been another reason that has not been disclosed that occurred between Mr. Raniere and one of more of the girls.

t2“The girls were completely grossed out by Keith”‘ said a source. “They felt Keith was a ‘lech” and he was creepy. They felt he had sexual intentions. They told their parents. Whether he did more, I don’t know. I know that he has been conscious of age of consent violations since at least 2014. “

The federal age of consent in Mexico is 12, but local laws can raise the minimum age. The age of consent in New York State is 17.

One source speculated that parents of the girls learned about allegations of pedophilia committed by Mr. Raniere as reported in the Albany Times Union and the Frank Report. They may have learned about DOS, the human branding and blackmail scheme devised by Mr. Raniere, from their Miss Junco or Miss Haertel or other insiders.


Among the girls, four were members of the Lebaron family, a Mormon family living in Chihuahua Mexico who openly practice polygamy: Eunice Tucker, Kaylee Lebaron, Cynthia Lebaron and Cecelia Lebaron.


Rosa Laura Junco is a DOS slave.

Cecilia is Lucy and Samantha’ LeBaron’s sister.  Lucy, who lives in Clifton Park, is a longtime ESP student who worked for Rainbow Cultural Garden and Apropos. She now has a job unconnected to NXIVM.  Samantha is Nancy Salzman’s personal assistant.

In addition to dissatisfaction of the teens from Mexico, Ms. Junco’s daughter, Lauris, reportedly felt repelled by something that occurred or possibly by Mr. Raniere and her mother’s unusual relationship. She was sent out of town at the same time the girls went home. She was sent to a private boarding school in May – only one month before the school year ended.

Ms. Junco’s son, Fernando, 16, also seems to have had concerns. He was also sent to an out of town boarding school at the same time.

Rosa Laura Junco trained Mexican teenage girls in this home.
Rosa Laura Junco’s mansion in Clifton Park where 12 teenage girls were taught the mysteries of Keith Raniere’s lessons for teenage girls.


Sahajo Haertel-Kozak belonged to the sex cult of Osho before joining Mr. Raniere.
Rosa Laura Junco with her husband Luis Montes and children at V-Week 2016.







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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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