Ghislaine Maxwell jury requests transcripts at Jeffrey Epstein crime trial

This courtroom sketch reveals Ghislaine Maxwell (C) getting into court docket adopted by 2 US Marshalls, for her trial on prices of intercourse trafficking, in New York Metropolis, on December 2, 2021.

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Jurors at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial on Tuesday requested for transcripts of testimony given by three girls who say she groomed them as underage women to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

“We want the transcripts/testimony of ‘Jane,’ Annie and Carolyn,” the jury reportedly wrote in was their first observe to Choose Alison Nathan shortly after starting their first full day of deliberations on the British socialite Maxwell’s trial in U.S. District Courtroom in Manhattan. Jane is a pseudonym for one of many girls who testified with out utilizing her actual first or final identify. The opposite two girls testified utilizing their first names solely.

The jury, comprised of six males and 6 girls, started deliberating late Monday afternoon after listening to closing arguments and directions from Nathan on the regulation, however went residence for the day quickly afterward.

Maxwell, 59, is charged with crimes associated to her alleged recruiting years in the past of the three women for abuse by Epstein, the disgraced cash supervisor who killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 whereas awaiting his personal trial on youngster intercourse trafficking prices.

“Ghislaine Maxwell was harmful,” mentioned assistant U.S. Legal professional Alison Moe mentioned in closing arguments.

Moe referred to as Maxwell a “refined predator who knew precisely what she was doing.”

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Maxwell didn’t take the witness stand at her trial, which started Nov. 29, telling Nathan that there was no want to take action as a result of prosecutors had didn’t show their case in opposition to her after a number of weeks of proof and testimony.

“Ghislaine Maxwell is an harmless girl, wrongfully accused of crimes she didn’t commit,” her lawyer Laura Menninger advised jurors Monday.

Maxwell has been held with out bail since her arrest in July 2020.

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