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.
Ghislaine Maxwell, who conspired with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually exploit underage girls, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday by a judge who cited her pivotal role in a horrific scheme that spanned continents and years. https://t.co/ob15jmeQ2A
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“The guideline range applicable is 188 to 235 months imprisonment,” Judge Nathan said.
“The damage done to these young girls was incalculable,” Nathan added.
BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison
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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.
Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced Tuesday for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.
The sentencing is the culmination of a prosecution that detailed how the couple lured and exploited girls as young as 14. https://t.co/fV4KbQUGrR
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2022
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.
NEW: Six victims of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein will speak about the impact of the abuse at tomorrow’s sentencing hearing.
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The case now comes to a rest, but the damages remain for the many girls and women impacted by both Maxwell and Epstein.