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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of sex trafficking

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New York (AFP) – British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell, who turned 60 on Christmas Day, was convicted by a 12-person jury of five of the six counts she was facing, including the most serious charge of sex trafficking a minor. She sat passively in the Manhattan courtroom, slowly removing her mask to take sips of water, as Judge Alison Nathan read out the verdicts, reached after five full days of deliberation by the jury. Afterwards, Maxwell attorney sa…

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