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Closing Arguments Underway In Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial

Closing arguments came after four women testified that they were abused by Jeffrey Epstein with the help of Maxwell when they were teenagers.

Closing Arguments Underway In Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial
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Closing arguments are underway in the sex trafficking trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. 

On Monday, a prosecutor called Maxwell a predator who manipulated vulnerable teenage girls for sexual abuse. The prosecution dismissed the defense arguments as a side show.

Ghislaine Maxwell Declines To Testify As Defense Rests Case

Ghislaine Maxwell Declines To Testify As Defense Rests Case

Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges stemming from her interactions with four teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

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Maxwell is accused of grooming and presenting underage girls for sex with American financier Jeffrey Epstein. 

He died by suicide in jail while awaiting his trial on sex trafficking charges.