Ghislaine Maxwell could face 65 years in prison for sex trafficking

Prosecutors said that Maxwell "preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused" by Epstein.
Ghislaine Maxwell could face 65 years in prison for sex trafficking

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffery Epstein

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British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been found guilty by a jury in a New York federal court on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004.

The 60-year-old was arrested in July 2020, and charged with involvement in ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls, WuzupNigeria had reported.

Epstein, a convicted sex offender, named Prince Andrew and former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump as cronies before killing himself in a New York jail in 2019, about one month after his sex-trafficking arrest.

The verdict marks a dramatic conclusion to an unexpectedly fast-moving trial: proceedings were originally expected to take at least six weeks.

Prosecutors called 24 witnesses over 10 days, and defense attorneys called nine witnesses over two days.

Prosecutors said that Maxwell "preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused" by Epstein.

There were four accusers in this case: Jane, Kate and Carolyn, who did not use their full names, and Annie Farmer.

Ghislaine Maxwell was tried on six counts in relation to Epstein.

She was found guilty of five federal charges: sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy.

She was acquitted on the charge of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.

Maxwell faces up to 65 years in prison.

She has maintained her innocence.

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