Epstein's Greasy Partner Finally Gets Sentenced, Ghislaine Maxwell Facing Major Time
Ghislaine Maxwell is looking at a 20-year sentence effective immediately for feeding young girls to her partner Jeffery Epstein's sex-trafficking scheme. It's not the ruling victims had hoped for. I'm sure they would feel better watching Epstein himself face prison time, but as we all know he allegedly killed himself while being held under constant surveillance.
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Maxwell was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court by United States Circuit Judge Alison J. Nathan to 240 months in prison for her role in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls with Jeffrey Epstein over the course of a decade.
Maxwell was previously found guilty on December 29, 2021, following a one-month jury trial, of conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors to participate in illegal sex acts, transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts, sex trafficking conspiracy, and sex trafficking of a minor.
The sentencing comes two years after Maxwell, 60, was arrested at her secretive million-dollar home in New Hampshire and was brought to New York to face justice. She has been in federal custody ever since because she was denied bail.
Maxwell was convicted in December of conspiring with Epstein to recruit, groom, and sexually abuse young girls. She was convicted of “sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy,” CNN reported.
The New York Times noted that Maxwell’s lawyers tried to cast her as a victim in the case, claiming that the U.S. government only went after her following Epstein’s death in prison. Bloomberg News added that in her sentencing memo, “Maxwell argued for leniency, saying she and her siblings had been mentally and physically abused as children by their father, British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell.”
According to the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Today’s sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children. This sentence sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice. We again express our gratitude to Epstein and Maxwell’s victims for their courage in coming forward, in testifying at trial, and in sharing their stories as part of today’s sentencing.”