Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has finally reached a verdict, with the 60-year-old who was accused of helping the now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein lure underage girls to be sexually abused being found guilty on December 29th.

The trial, which kicked off in late November, revealed disturbing elements regarding the exploits of Epstein and how Maxwell aided the millionaire by helping set up sexually abusive encounters with girls as young as 14 throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

Maxwell was reportedly found guilty on five of the six counts she faced after jurors deliberated for five days after closing arguments were delivered earlier in December, with the charges being sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three counts of conspiracy related to the offenses.

Throughout the trial, the defense had tried to frame the prosecution of Maxwell as pandering to the victims who were robbed of the justice they sought with Epstein, as he purportedly committed suicide in jail back in 2019 while criminal proceedings were still in motion.

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Bobbi Sternheim, one of Maxwell’s attorneys, had told the jury that “The charges against Ghislaine Maxwell are for things that Jeffrey Epstein did. But she is not Jeffrey Epstein, and she is not like Jeffrey Epstein.”

Clearly, the framing by the defense did not resonate with the jury, considering the rendered verdict.

Prosecutors had called a total of 24 witnesses to the stand, but it was the testimony provided by four of the victims that ultimately secured the conviction against Maxwell, as they detailed how both she and Epstein victimized them when they were young girls.

The four victims, three of which testified under a pseudonym, explained how Maxwell would lure them in with her charm and extending gifts, which eventually led to them giving Epstein “massages” that quickly turned into them being coaxed into performing sexual acts for Epstein.

With the five convictions achieved in court, Maxwell could very well spend the rest of her life in prison as the collective charges carry up to 65 years in prison. However, there is speculation that Maxwell will not be handed down the maximum sentence in this case.

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