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Thursday December 30th, 2021 morning edition

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The British former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking in her Manhattan federal court trial on Wednesday afternoon.

Maxwell, 60, was arrested in July 2020, charged with involvement in ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls, some as young as 14.

Maxwell was found not guilty of one count: enticement of an individual under the age of 17 to travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Following the guilty verdict, Damian Williams, the Manhattan US attorney, said in a statement: “A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable: facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children.

US marshalls escort Ghislaine Maxwell from the courtroom after she was found guilty.

When Maxwell left the courtroom, she glanced quickly at her siblings, who were seated in the front row of the gallery.

Prosecutors said that Maxwell “preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused” by Epstein. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls It 'Wise' to Bar Democrats Who Move to Red States From Voting

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On Wednesday, the Georgia congresswoman posted on Twitter that "brainwashed people" who move from California and New York need a "cooling-off period."

In October, Greene conducted a Twitter poll about people's interest in a national divorce between Republican- and Democratic-leaning states.

Some called her out for breaking the United States up into red and blue states instead of just one country and seeming to advocate for civil war. »

PlayStation Plus games for January: Persona 5 Strikers, Dirt 5, Deep Rock Galactic

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Available to add to your game library until Tuesday, February 1 are Persona 5 Strikers, Dirt 5 and Deep Rock Galactic.

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player* co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

PS5 console owners require a PlayStation Camera adaptor to use PS VR on the PlayStation 5 console (No purchase required. »

Kazakhstan Completely Abolishes Death Penalty

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Kazakhstan ratified the protocol with one provision - the right to exercise the death penalty at a time of war for serious military crimes.

The article concerning the death penalty as an exceptional measure of punishment is completely excluded from the criminal code.

Due to the complete abolition of the death penalty, the criminal procedure code and the law on the procedure and conditions of detention of persons in special institutions exclude the notion of "death penalty execution". »

Man Who Posed as Non-Existent Special Needs Brother to Get Diaper Changed Now Faces New Human Trafficking Charges

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This grown man once again plotted to trick women into changing his diaper, officials say.

Deas ultimately pleaded guilty last December to human trafficking charges, dodging time behind bars and only getting probation, according to WDSU.

Online records show he remains at the Jefferson Parish jail on a total of $100,000 bond for a count each of human trafficking, and attempted human trafficking. »