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Ghislaine Maxwell's trial begins today. Here's what the defense will likely argue

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2021
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Sexual Misconduct, child sex trafficking, Ghislaine Maxwell
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Opening statements begin today in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with sex trafficking underage girls for her friend, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, to sexually abuse.

NPR's Jasmine Garsd joined Morning Edition to lay out what to expect from the start of the much-anticipated trial. Listen here.

Maxwell faces six federal charges of sex trafficking. She's accused of grooming underage girls between the mid-'90s and early 2000s, offering them expensive trips and gifts and then exploiting them. She's also accused of participating in the abuse in some instances. Maxwell maintains she's...

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