AceShowbiz - Former Smallville actress Allison Mack is seeking a judge's permission to attend work, school and church as she awaits trial for sex trafficking charges.
The star was arrested in New York in April, and subsequently indicted on a string of counts amid allegations suggesting she was the second-in-command of the NXIVM collective, allegedly run by Keith Raniere, and a sub-group, called Dominus Obsequious Sororium (DOS).
She is currently under GPS-monitored house arrest after being released on $5 million (GBP3.5 million) bail, and she is asking for leniency that will allow her to leave home for more than just her court appearances.
"While the instant charges have deprived her of pursuing her acting career, Ms. Mack nevertheless is interested in contributing to society," court documents obtained by Rolling Stone read. "These activities not only will allow Ms. Mack to use her time productively while awaiting trial, but will also assist with her reintegration into society if she is vindicated of the charges or even in the unlikely event that she is convicted after trial".
Mack is said to have worked for Raniere, convincing women to join what they called a female empowerment group from February, 2016 to June, 2017. The 36 year old, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, was remanded in custody following her indictment, as her lawyers attempted to secure a deal with federal prosecutors.
Raniere, who was arrested in Mexico in March and extradited to the U.S. to face charges of sex trafficking and forced labour counts, was also indicted on Friday. Both face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years to life in prison if convicted.