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More Charges for Weinstein, 2 With Potential Life Sentences

Harvey Weinstein hit with 3 more sex crime charges having to do with alleged 3rd victim
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2018 12:06 PM CDT
Harvey Weinstein appears for a court appearance in New York, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.   (Steven Hirsch /New York Post via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – Harvey Weinstein, who was already facing three sex crime charges stemming from incidents with two women, was indicted on three more charges Monday. The new felony sex charges, two of which carry a potential sentence of 10 years to life, arose from a 2006 incident in which he allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on a third woman, the Manhattan DA's office says. Weinstein was indicted on one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree as well as two counts of predatory sexual assault, a charge used to prosecute those accused of perpetrating multiple felony sex assaults, Variety reports. The Manhattan district attorney says Weinstein is charged with "some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law." No trial date has yet been set for Weinstein, who is free on $1 million bail. (Read more Harvey Weinstein stories.)

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