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Closing arguments in Ghislaine Maxwell’s case set for Monday

Written by on December 20, 2021

Is Audio of the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Available by Phone? | Snopes.com

Closing arguments in Ghislaine Maxwell’s high-profile sex-trafficking trial are set to be heard Monday in Manhattan federal court.

The former British socialite, 59, has denied allegations she groomed and trafficked several girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.

She returned to court Saturday for a rare weekend hearing where attorneys made arguments about how the judge should instruct the jury when they start deliberating on the evidence given throughout the three-week trial.

Judge Alison Nathan scheduled the hearing in an effort to keep Maxwell’s trial on a fast track that will have her case reach the jury before Christmas. 

In addition to the summations, the judge is set to read about 80 pages of instructions to the jury Monday.

Maxwell is facing up to 70 years in prison if she’s convicted on all six counts she is facing, including sex trafficking of minors and enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.