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Ghislaine Maxwell’s fate in hands of jury at sex crimes trial

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New York (AFP) – A New York jury on Tuesday resumed deliberations on the fate of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting and grooming young girls to be abused by late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell, the 59-year-old daughter of former newspaper baron Robert Maxwell, faces an effective life sentence if convicted on all six counts following a high-profile three-week trial in Manhattan. They had already deliberated for about an hour Monday afternoon, following closing arguments and lengthy instructions from judge Alison Nathan about how they should weigh the sex trafficking …

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