Harvey Weinstein convicted of 3rd degree rape, but not more severe charges

New York, NY - January 6, 2020: Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives in court on 1st day of trial accused of rape and sexual misconduct at State Criminal Court. (Lev Radin/Shutterstock)

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Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third degree rape in New York today, but was acquitted of more severe charges.

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third degree rape in New York today, but was acquitted of more severe charges.

As Daniel Arkin and Adam Reiss of NBC news reported:

The jury in New York convicted Weinstein, 67, of third-degree rape of Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, as well as a count of criminal sexual act in the first degree against Mimi Haley, a former "Project Runway" production assistant.

But the jury found him not guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault, which each carried a sentence of up to life in prison. He was also acquitted on a count of first-degree rape against Mann.

He now faces a sentence of five to 25 years on the top count.

Over 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct over a span of decades.

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