GRAND JURY INDICTS HARVEY WEINSTEIN ON RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES IN NEW YORK, HE FACES 50 YEARS

A Manhattan grand jury has indicted Harvey Weinstein on felony rape and sexual assault charges.

The indictment, issued late Wednesday, accuses the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight of first degree rape, third degree rape and criminal sex act in the first degree.

The two top charges, first degree rape and first degree criminal sex act, are both class "B" felonies under New York law, and each carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, which could be imposed consecutively if Weinstein is convicted.