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Ghislaine Maxwell trial jurors resume deliberations

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2021
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A New York City jury has resumed deliberations in the sex trafficking and perjury trial of Ghislaine Maxwell following weeks of testimony.

Ms Maxwell, 59, has denied grooming underage girls for abuse by the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Prosecutors called her a "sophisticated predator", while her lawyers alleged "sensationalism" in their final statements to jurors.

Ms Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.

The jury withdrew for an hour of deliberations on Monday evening and returned on Tuesday to continue considering their verdict.

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