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Jury gets case in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial

Jeffrey Epstein Maxwell Trial
Posted at 10:15 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 17:03:52-05

NEW YORK — The fate of Ghislaine Maxwell is now squarely in the hands of a jury.

The jury received the case in Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial just before 5 p.m. Monday, after prosecutors and Maxwell’s defense attorneys delivered closing arguments.

A prosecutor told jurors that the 59-year-old is a dangerous predator who helped Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls.

A defense lawyer told the jury that Maxwell is an innocent woman wrongfully accused of crimes she did not commit.

Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail cell in August 2019 as he awaited a sex trafficking trial. Maxwell has been held without bail since she was arrested in July 2020.