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Closing arguments set to begin in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking trial

Proceedings expected to take about five hours, which means jurors could start deliberations on Monday afternoon

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell in Manhattan federal court on sex-trafficking charges was set to enter a new stage on Monday, with prosecutors and defense attorneys presenting closing arguments. Proceedings were expected to take about five hours.

Following summations, the judge, Alison Nathan, will instruct jurors on the law and what it requires when they weigh the charges. Jurors could start deliberations on Monday afternoon.

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