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.

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Prosecutors slammed the notion, calling Maxwell a dangerous predator who helped Epstein abuse teenage girls.

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Maxwell did not testify.

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If convicted, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.

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