Ghislaine Maxwell Convicted in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Case
In SummaryGhislaine Maxwell could be facing 65 years in prison for her role in recruiting and grooming Jeffrey Epstein’s teenage victims.
Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted of drawing in teenage girls to be sexually assaulted by American billionaire Jeffery Epstein, according to the Associated Press.
This verdict was the end of a trial that lasted a month and had disturbing accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14. There were four women who described their experience being violated as teenagers in the 1990s and the early 2000s in Epstein’s homes in New York, Florida and New Mexico, according to the Associated Press.
After five full days of serious and careful thought, a jury found Maxwell guilty of five of six counts, including sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy, per CNN.
The British socialite could be facing the probability of 65 years in prison as it is a consequence which was advocated by women who have spent years battling in civil courts to hold her responsible in her role of recruiting and grooming Epstein’s teenage victims, according to the Associated Press. At times, she would join in on the sexual abuse.
Maxwell’s defense team made their case that she was a target of a revengeful prosecution designed to give justice to women abated of their villain when Epstein took his own life in 2019 while he was waiting for his trial.
Prosecutors called 24 witnesses to the stand to provide jurors with a description of life inside Epstein’s home, as reported by the Associated Press. It had been a topic of public interest and speculation since he was arrested in Florida in 2006 in a child sex abuse case.