AFP, Released Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 01:13 PM.
After three weeks of debate, the arbitral tribunal for the trial of Kislyn Maxwell’s sexual offense began on Monday to determine whether she was a British socialist, as the lawyer put it, “a sophisticated hunter who knew exactly what she was doing”.
Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, 12 If the jury finds Jeffrey Epstein guilty of sexually abusing a minor, he sexually abuses them – Jeffrey Epstein.
The jurors will meet for about an hour at the end of the day and reconvene on Tuesday morning.
“It’s time for her to be held accountable,” Attorney Alison Moe said in her indictment on the last day of the three – week trial.
According to the lawyer, Ms Maxwell was the “key” in the organization that Jeffrey Epstein set up to employ young women who had been sexually abused.
“They did their wrongdoing together,” Allison Moe told the jury. “Out of sight, (…) they were committing horrible crimes.”
Since the trial began on November 29, prosecutors have sought to portray the UK – an American and French citizen – as an accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 2004, who committed suicide in prison for two years. Own investigation.
In the Manhattan federal courtroom, Kislyn Maxwell, who wore a creamy white sweater and black mask, would often take notes that he had sent to his lawyers or pasted into a file, while the attorney confirmed he was “guilty.”
In the weeks leading up to the trial, four women testified against the daughter of former media tycoon Robert Maxwell.
When Kisline Maxwell encouraged them to give a luxury massage to Jeffrey Epstein, two witnesses confirmed that they were not over 14 years old, which ended in sexual acts.
One of them, better known by the nickname “Jane”, is how Kisline Maxwell enrolled her in a summer camp and made her feel “special”.
“Jane” described how dating and sex with Jeffrey Epstein became routine, as Kisline Maxwell was at times.
Another witness, “Caroline”, said that she was usually paid $ 300 after each sexual encounter with Jeffrey Epstein, and that Kisline gave Maxwell the money herself.
– “No proof” –
In its argument on Monday afternoon, the defense attorney pointed to the lawyer’s “lack of evidence” and focused its defense line on the “worst and most vulnerable memory” of witnesses in cases over 25 years.
“There is no evidence that Kisline Maxwell impressed any of the four,” the women, who were young at the time, introduced lawyer Laura Meninger to the jury.
All four witnesses “changed their version when Epstein’s funds were opened,” he said, referring to the official mechanism for compensation from the billionaire’s wealth after his death.
The defense attorney asked the jury to release his client in all cases.
Ghislaine Maxwell refused to testify, declaring that the lawyer had not proved his guilt.
“Your Honor, the prosecution has not provided evidence beyond reasonable doubt, so I do not need to testify,” he said Friday.
The trial is expected to last until January, but Kisline Maxwell will be able to know her fate before her 60th birthday, December 25.
If the arbitral tribunal does not reach a verdict by Wednesday night, they will go separately for the Christmas weekend before meeting again on Monday, December 27th.
The arbitral tribunal must reach a unanimous decision to find Kisline Maxwell guilty. Otherwise, Judge Alison Nathan may cancel the trial, which will have to start anew.
Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to all charges, for which she faces a total of 80 years in prison, with a maximum sentence of 40 years for kidnapping minors.
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