(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Saying of her life with Jeffrey Epstein, “It is the biggest regret of my life that I ever met him,” Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for sex trafficking girls and young women for Epstein and other men to abuse sexually.
Maxwell was convicted in December by a federal jury on five counts related to her involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of teenage girls between 1994 and 2004.
Specifically, Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex, and three counts of conspiracy.
At trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Maxwell assisted Epstein in grooming young girls by gradually encouraging them to engage in various acts of sex.
The prosecution wrote in its sentencing memorandum:
“As part of a disturbing agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell identified, groomed, and abused multiple victims, while she enjoyed a life of extraordinary luxury and privilege. In her wake, Maxwell left her victims permanently scarred with emotional and psychological injuries. That damage can never be undone, but it can be accounted for in crafting a just sentence for Maxwell’s crimes.”
During the sentencing hearing, Sarah Ransome, one of Epstein and Maxwell’s victims, said:
“Maxwell is today the same woman I met almost 20 years ago — incapable of compassion or common human decency. Because of her wealth, social status, and connections, she believes herself beyond reproach and above the law. Sentencing her to the rest of her life in prison will not change her, but it will give survivors a slight sense of justice and help us as we continue to work to recover from the sex-trafficking hell she perpetrated.”
Maxwell was also ordered to pay a $750,000 fine.
NEW: Maxwell says sorry.
But not for her actions. She still intends to appeal:
“I am sorry for the pain you have experienced.”
“I hope my conviction” brings “closure.”
“I hope it brings peace and finality.”
“May this day help you travel from the darkness into the light.”
— Joe Pike (@joepike) June 28, 2022