Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for her role in helping pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls.
Prosecutors demanded a 30-55 year sentence, but the judge stated “a sentence of 240 months is sufficient and no graver than necessary.”
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From the New York Post:
Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 in prison Tuesday for her role in helping powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls, capping off a dramatic fall from grace for the British socialite turned-convicted sex-trafficker.
US District Judge Alison Nathan said the sentence of 240 months was “sufficient and not greater than necessary,” for Maxwell, who earlier addressed the court and told victims in a half-hearted apology, “I am sorry for the pain that you experienced.”
As she finally learned her fate, the 60-year-old predator’s face remained inscrutable, and she briefly hugged her attorney before leaving the courtroom, wearing blue jail scrubs, her dark brown locks cut in a bob and her ankles in shackles. She did not speak to her siblings, who were seated in the row behind her.
One of her accusers, Sarah Ransome, who sobbed during the hearing when she detailed the horrors Maxwell and Epstein subjected her to, told reporters outside the courthouse that, “‘I am sorry’ doesn’t cut it.”
“I wish she was sorry when she was forcing me into a room to be raped,” Ransome said. “That’s when I wish she was sorry.”
However, “not a single Epstein client was named,” Zero Hedge mentioned.
Judge Alison J Nathan said on Tuesday that Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal activity was “extensive,” and that she’s enhancing her sentence due to the fact that she was at least 10 years older than her victims, and exercised “undue influence” on them.
That said, Nathan said that the calculation for sentencing will hinge on whether evidence showed criminal conduct after Nov. 1, 2004 – and that there isn’t evidence to support the higher-recommended guidelines of 30 – 50 years.
This means Maxwell will likely receive the more lenient guidelines calculation, which would result in less than 20 years in prison.
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Jeffrey Epstein ‘Madam’ and partner in crime, Ghislaine Maxwell, is set to be sentenced today after being found guilty of participating in a decade-long scheme to lure and groom underage girls for sexual exploitation by Epstein and his associates – at times participating in the abuse herself, according to Bloomberg.
The 60-year-old former socialite, who was arrested two years ago at a New Hampshire hideaway, was convicted in December in what accusers have called long-overdue justice for Epstein’s victims.
Unless we know all of Epstein’s clients in his sex trafficking scheme, there will never be 100% justice for the victims of these pedophiles.