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Prosecution rests case in Ghislaine Maxwell trial as new photos are released

The British socialite denies all charges made against her.

The final prosecution witness in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial has wrapped up her case against the former Jeffrey Epstein associate, claiming the British socialite set her up for a sexual encounter with Epstein when she was a teenager.


Annie Farmer, who chose to testify under her full name - the only witness to do so - told jurors she accepted an invitation to Epstein's New Mexico ranch in 1996, hoping she would get help with academic endeavours.


Instead, she says Maxwell touched her breasts while giving her a massage, before Epstein climbed into her bed without her permission.


She was 16 at the time.


Jurors previously heard from 3 other women who claimed Maxwell groomed them for abuse by Epstein - 2 of which said they were 14 at the time.


The US attorney’s office has also recently released never-before-seen images of Maxwell, who was "involved in every detail of Epstein’s life," according to the prosecution.


Maxwell’s attorney has claimed she is being punished for what Epstein did, telling the court that "ever since Eve was accused of tempting Adam for the apple, women have been blamed for the bad behavior of men."


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