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Harvey Weinstein Jury Reaches Verdict: Guilty of Rape

Harvey Weinstein Jury Reaches Verdict: Guilty of Rape

Harvey Weinstein‘s jury has reached a verdict on Monday (February 24) in a New York City courthouse: he has been found guilty of rape and criminal sexual acts. He was found not guilty of sexual predatory assault.

Specifically, he was found guilty of criminal sexual assault in the first degree in relation to the attack against Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and rape in the third degree in relation to the attack of Jessica Mann.

The 12-person jury, made up of 7 men and 5 women, spent 22 hours deliberating total since they began deliberations last Tuesday.

Harvey Weinstein plead not guilty on all five counts of rape and sexual assault.

According to USA Today, Weinstein‘s “mouth was agape as the verdict was read” and his attorney was shaking her head.”

He will be sentenced at a later date. He faces five to 25 years in prison for the criminal sexual assault charge and 18 months to four years for the third-degree rape conviction. The sexual predatory assault charge carried a life sentence, but he was acquitted of this charge.

He also has a sexual misconduct trial in Los Angeles pending involving two women.

Last week, it was thought the jury could be deadlocked on a few of the charges.

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