A state grand jury has indicted disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on charges of rape and committing a criminal sexual act.

The Manhattan district attorney's office announced Wednesday in a press release that Weinstein had been indicted on charges of first- and third-degree rape, as well as committing a criminal sexual act. 

The most serious of these charges, first-degree rape, carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison under New York law. Weinstein surrendered to police on Friday.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance called Wednesday's indictment a "step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence" of which Weinstein is accused. The former Hollywood producer was accused last year by dozens of prominent actresses and women in the film industry of inappropriate sexual acts and rape over a decades-long period.

"Our office will try this case not in the press, but in the courtroom where it belongs," Vance said in a statement. "The defendant’s recent assault on the integrity of the survivors and the legal process is predictable. We are confident that when the jury hears the evidence, it will reject these attacks out of hand."

Weinstein's company dissolved following the negative press surrounding accusations against him. He now faces charges at both the state and federal level as investigators examine whether he violated federal stalking laws in reported attempts to silence accusers.

In addition to New York state charges, Weinstein is under investigation by local authorities in Los Angeles and London, according to media reports.

Last year's revelation that brought to light dozens of accusations against Weinstein is credited with catalyzing the "Me Too" and "Times Up" movements, which seek to battle sexual assault, harassment and sexism in the workplace.

--Updated at 6 p.m. EDT