Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty on all but one count in her sex trafficking trial.
Maxwell faced 6 charges … accused of soliciting and grooming minors for abuse and sex crimes at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein, which date from 1994 up until 2004. She was convicted on 5 counts, including sex trafficking of a minor. The jury deliberated for 6 days.
During the trial, 4 women testified that they had been sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein when they were all under the age of 18 … and said Maxwell helped Epstein and sometimes even participated in the abuse.
Maxwell pled not guilty to all charges. Her lawyers insisted she had been a scapegoat for Epstein … who committed suicide in custody back in 2019 while awaiting trial.
She could face decades behind bars.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY Damian Williams released a statement on the verdict saying, “A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children. Crimes that she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, Jeffrey Epstein. The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done. I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom.”
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