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Harvey Weinstein faces life in prison under 3 new sexual assault charges

Harvey Weinstein was just hit with several new sexual assault charges.

The Manhattan district attorney announced three new counts against the disgraced Hollywood executive Monday, per a press release. Weinstein is now charged with carrying out a first-degree criminal sexual act in 2006, as well as two felony counts of predatory sexual assault. If convicted, each of those latter two felony charges could land Weinstein in jail anywhere from 10 years to life.

These charges add to the first-degree rape, third-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sexual act counts previously levied against Weinstein on May 30. The previous counts stemming from two women's allegations carried a maximum of 25 years in prison, Variety reports. The new charges relate to allegations from a third woman.

Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance told other potential victims "there is still time to pursue justice" as the investigation continues.

Weinstein surrendered to authorities after the first charges were announced, and is now free on $1 million bail. He has pleaded not guilty.