Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty in decades-long sex trafficking case

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (KLKN) – Today a jury unanimously found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of the six counts she was charged on related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004.

Maxwell faced a six-count indictment for allegedly conspiring with and aiding Epstein in his sexual abuse of underage girls between 1994 and 2004. She has been held without bail since her arrest in July 2020 and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Maxwell is the former companion to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, she was convicted for conspiring with him for over a decade to recruit, groom, and sexually abuse underage girls.

The guilty verdict came on the 6th day of jury deliberations after about 40 hours.  Maxwell was found guilty on all charges but the enticement of a minor.

The verdict subjects Maxwell to 65 years in prison, though it is anticipated that the sentence will be reduced.

“This Office will always stand with victims, will always follow the facts wherever they lead, and will always fight to ensure that no one, no matter how powerful and well connected, is above the law,” said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams.

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