NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The jury in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began its deliberations Monday.
During closing arguments, defense lawyers for the one-time British socialite told the jury Maxwell is innocent of charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein.READ MORE: Upper Manhattan Blood Drive Aims To Address Local Shortage
Prosecutors slammed the notion, calling Maxwell a dangerous predator who helped Epstein abuse teenage girls.READ MORE: Violent Week In The Bronx Continues As Cab Driver Stabbed, Convenience Store Worker Robbed And Stabbed
Maxwell did not testify.MORE NEWS: 'SNL' Comics Colin Jost, Pete Davidson Buy Staten Island Ferry Boat
If convicted, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.