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Maxwell sex crimes trial set to hear closing arguments

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New York (AFP) – US prosecutors and defense attorneys lay out their closing arguments in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex crimes trial Monday before a jury starts considering the fate of the British socialite. Maxwell, 59, faces an effective life sentence if convicted of six counts of enticing and transporting minors to be abused by late financier Jeffrey Epstein, her long-time companion. The government and Maxwell’s lawyers are expected to take¬†between two and three hours each to sum up their case in the Manhattan federal court in New York. Judge Alison Nathan will then instruct the 12 jurors how to c…

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