Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to bar psychologist from testifying at sex crimes trial

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By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell on Wednesday lost her bid to exclude a psychologist who has studied the “grooming” of sexual crimes victims from testifying at her upcoming trial. Prosecutors have said they may call Lisa Rocchio, a psychologist who specializes in treating patients who have suffered sexual abuse, as a witness at the trial. Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges that she groomed underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. Jury selection in the case is under way and opening arguments are expected to kick off on Nov. 29 in Manhattan f…

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