Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in Epstein case

Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes in a high-profile case related to Jeffrey Epstein.

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Alison Nathan announced the sentencing on Tuesday.

The decision

“The guideline range applicable is 188 to 235 months imprisonment,” Judge Nathan said.

“The damage done to these young girls was incalculable,” Nathan added.

The objections

Nathan also shot down several objections from Maxwell’s attorney prior to the sentencing.

“Prosecutors said Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial, sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade, and couldn’t have done so without the help of Maxwell, his longtime companion, and one-time girlfriend,” the Associated Press reported.

Still not enough

The 20-year sentence was still lower than the 30 to 55 years prosecutors sought. However, it was four times the five years requested by Maxwell’s team.

The case now comes to a rest, but the damages remain for the many girls and women impacted by both Maxwell and Epstein.

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