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Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict

Ghislaine Maxwell Now: The prosecution in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial wrapped up its case after a key accuser testified the former socialite and her companion, Jeffrey Epstein, assaulted her when she was 16.

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Prosecutors have completed presenting their case against Ghislaine Maxwell, after minor victim Annie Farmer used her real name during her testimony on the stand.

Annie Farmer
Annie Farmer

Other Epstein survivors used pseudonyms or first names only during the criminal trial in New York City.

Ms Farmer says she was 16 when she met Jeffrey Epstein on a 1996 trip to New York City to visit her older sister, who was working for him.

Epstein had promised to help her with her academic pursuits and invited her to his ranch in New Mexico.

There, she said, Ms Maxwell ended up massaging her breasts and Epstein climbed into bed without permission.

“I was terrified,” Farmer testified. “I didn’t know what to do.”

Maxwell’s defence team is scheduled to begin presenting its case on Monday.

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The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving underage girls, some as young as 14.

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Ghislaine Maxwell

Three other minor victims have asserted at the trial Ms Maxwell recruited them to give Mr Epstein massages, an alleged a ruse for sexual abuse.

The trial was originally expected to last six weeks.

Her lawyers said this week Maxwell was a “scapegoat” for the sex crimes committed by Epstein.

As a result, they moved for an acquittal after prosecutors rested their case late on Friday.

US District Judge Alison Nathan heard brief arguments and rejected the request she acquit Maxwell.

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The judge told the jury they will return Thursday to hear the defence case, which one of Maxwell’s attorneys estimated would likely last two to three days

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