New York District Attorney: Weinstein Could Face Life in Prison
Qasim Rashid Esq.
Harvey Weinstein has been charged with a third count of sexual assault. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Slowly but surely justice is being served. While nothing can undo the horrors of the harm he has done to countless people, this accountability is much needed.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the filing of a superseding indictment containing additional charges against HARVEY WEINSTEIN, 66. Pursuant to the D.A.’s Office’s ongoing investigation, the Grand Jury has charged WEINSTEIN with an additional count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree for a forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006, as well as two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, a Class A-II felony which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. 
The new charges are in addition to those contained in the
of WEINSTEIN on
of Rape in the First and Third Degrees, as well as Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004, respectively.
“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” said District Attorney Vance. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373.”
The superseding indictment is the result of a monthslong, ongoing investigation led by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office with assistance from the New York City Police Department.
Assistant D.A. and Special Counsel Joan Illuzzi is handling the prosecution of this case with Assistant D.A.s Rachel Hochhauser, Kevin Wilson, and Jennifer Gaffney (Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit), under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Christopher Conroy (Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau), Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs (Chief of the Investigation Division), and Executive Assistant D.A. John Irwin (Chief of the Trial Division).
District Attorney Vance thanked the New York City Police Department for its assistance with the investigation.
 The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN, D.O.B. 3/19/1952
New York, NY
Predatory Sexual Assault, a class A-II felony, 2 counts
Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, 2 counts
Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony, 1 count
Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, 1 count
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