The victims have been waiting for this for over 20 years. After nearly a week of deliberation, Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty by a New York court of five out of six charges, including sex trafficking of a minor for the benefit of her ex-companion Jeffrey Epstein, as well as criminal association. . She faces decades in prison, with a maximum of 40 years just for the smuggling charge.
“A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and taking part in the sexual assault of children,” the federal court’s prosecutor said in a statement. by Manhattan Damian Williams. These “crimes were perpetrated with his lifelong partner and accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein,” who committed suicide in a New York prison in August 2019, before being tried for sex crimes.
“The path to righteousness has taken too long. But justice was delivered today, “welcomed the prosecutor, praising the” courage of girls who have become women “, four victims who testified for three weeks against the daughter of Robert Maxwell.