Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court by United States Circuit Judge Alison J. Nathan to 240 months in prison for her part in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse numerous young girls over a decade with Jeffrey Epstein, according to Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
After a month-long jury trial, Maxwell was previously found guilty on December 29, 2021, of conspiring to transport minors to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiring to entice children to travel to engage in such acts transporting a minor to engage in such actions, and sex trafficking.
“Today’s sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for committing heinous crimes against children,” said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams. This line clarifies that no one is above the law and that justice can always be served. We want to thank the victims of Epstein and Maxwell once more for having the guts to come forward, testify in court, and share their experiences at today’s sentencing.
According to the charges in the indictment, legal papers, and testimony at trial:
Ghislaine Maxwell helped Jeffrey Epstein abuse juvenile girls from at least 1994 until and included in or around 2004 by, among other things, assisting Epstein in recruiting, grooming, and eventually abusing victims who were both known to Maxwell and Epstein.
According to Justice Gov., When they were groomed and mistreated by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom were aware that their victims were kids, the victims were as young as 14. Maxwell and Epstein lured and prodded young victims to travel to Epstein’s homes in various states as part of and to further their plan to abuse them. Maxwell knew and intended that this would lead to the young victims being groomed for and subjected to sexual abuse.
Maxwell lured and trained young females to abuse them in various ways. For instance, Maxwell tried to get to know some victims by asking them about their homes, families, and schools and accompanying them to the movies or the mall.