Ghislaine Maxwell will serve a 20-year prison sentence after a Manhattan jury found her guilty of sex trafficking.
Before the turn of the ten years, obviously the lender Jeffrey Epstein had participated in a long sex dealing plan that saw him furnish a high-profile client list with admittance to little girls.
Since he was found dead in his jail cell, the consideration of regulation authorities has gone to the one who assisted him with organizing this organization of sexual maltreatment, his ex.
While the revelations from their respective cases have proved embarrassing for some of the more notorious people they’ve associated with, it seems that the consequences of this long-term criminal enterprise are now resting on the shoulders of Maxwell.
Prosecutors and victims of the sexual abuse experienced by the girls caught up in his web made it clear that the role played by Maxwell was significant.
According to The Guardian, some of the survivors, including Annie Farmer, Jane, Kate, and Carolyn, experienced abuse from Epstein and his clients when they were between the ages of 15 and 17.
When that wasn’t the case, it was always Maxwell who introduced them.
It was clear to them that she was looking at their potential as sex workers based on her comments and handling of their bodies.
She would judge how appropriate their bodies were for this, as well as force them to give massages after massage therapists canceled their appointments.
Massages were never supposed to be all of the things that would happen.
As another woman named Sarah Ransome said in her victim impact statement read in Manhattan federal court, “Maxwell is today the same woman I met almost 20 years ago — incapable of compassion or common human decency.”
There were multiple counts of sex trafficking and a long list of other charges for that reason.
According to The Guardian, conspiracy to entice individuals under the age of 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity was included.
There were also charges relating to conspiring to transport and actually transporting those individuals.
For these crimes, the prosecution recommended 30 to 55 years in prison, while her defense argued for a term of 20 years.
After the jury found her guilty of the charges, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Judge Alison J. Nathan’s rationale for why the sentence she set fell below the government’s recommendations was that any further prison time would be seen as an attempt to prosecute Epstein by proxy.
The judge didn’t think that Maxwell should be punished in place of Epstein or that he should be a proxy for him.