Ghislaine Maxwell’s jury has reached a verdict of guilty in five of the six counts of sex trafficking of minors. Maxwell has been found guilty of all counts except for the second count. The prosecutors argued that Maxwell was a sexual predator and “partner in crime” with the Tier 3 registered sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, who died in jail in August 2019. Maxwell’s defense team claimed she was Epstein’s scapegoat.
The 60 year old Maxwell faces up to 65 years in prison.
The case relied upon the testimony of four female accusers who claimed that Maxwell abused them and trafficked them sexually for Epstein and Maxwell when they were underage – some as young as 14 years of age.
The judge has not se the sentencing date.