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Jury begins deliberations in Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial

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A New York jury began considering the fate of Ghislaine Maxwell on Monday after prosecutors and defense attorneys laid out their closing arguments in the British socialite’s sex crimes trial.

Shortly before 5:00 pm (2200 GMT), judge Alison Nathan instructed the 12-person jury to begin deliberating on six counts related to the alleged recruiting and grooming of young girls for abuse by late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Maxwell faces an effective life sentence if found guilty of all the charges. The jury must reach unanimous verdicts on each counts.

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