Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein New Sex Charge Carries Possible Life Sentence

Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein New Sex Charge Carries Possible Life Sentence

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Disgraced former mogul faces ’some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law.’

Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein faces new sex offence charges, one of which could send him to prison for life were he to be found guilty.

On Monday (July 2) Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the grand jury has indicted Weinstein with an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for a forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006.

In addition the 66-year-old is charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault, a Class A-II felony that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Monday’s development follows an earlier indictment on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004, respectively. …

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