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Judge in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex abuse trial seeks to avoid COVID-related delay

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By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) -The judge in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex abuse trial on Friday said she was hoping to avoid an “unnecessary delay” in the case due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the defense prepares to wind down its case. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan’s statement came after Maxwell’s lawyers said a witness they were hoping to call from Britain would not be able to arrive until Monday. The witness would testify as to who owned a London property where Kate — a woman who testified last week that Maxwell set her up for sexual encounters with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein when …

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