Prosecution Rests in Sex-Abuse Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

A key witness testified she and Jeffrey Epstein forced themselves on her when she was 16.

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This courtroom sketch shows Ghislaine Maxwell, left, conferring with her defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim before the start of her sex abuse trial today, Thursday Dec. 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors completed presenting their case against Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday, after a key accuser at the British socialite’s sex-abuse trial testified that Maxwell and her companion, Jeffrey Epstein, forced themselves on her when she was just 16. Annie Farmer told jurors she accepted an invitation to the financier’s sprawling New Mexico ranch in 1996 hoping that Maxwell and Epstein would help her with academic endeavors. Instead, she said, Maxwell ended up…

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