Harvey Weinsteins conviction Monday on sex-crime charges stands to encourage victims to come forward and bolster prosecutors considering similar cases, legal experts said, even though the jury acquitted the Hollywood producer on three out of five criminal counts.
Convicting Mr. Weinstein of only the two lesser chargesfirst-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rapemay seem like only a partial win for Manhattan prosecutors. But legal experts said the verdict could have far-reaching consequences. It shows that juries…