Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting and grooming underage girls to be sexually abused by her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.
The 60-year-old former socialite was sentenced today following her guilty verdict towards the end of last year.
In 2020, Maxwell was charged with the involvement of Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls.
During the trial, prosecutors said Maxwell “preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused” by Epstein – a convicted sex offender and presumed billionaire. He committed suicide in a New York jail in 2019.
She was accused of of recruiting and grooming four teenagers for Epstein between 1994 and 2004, some as young as 14.
After hearing from 33 witnesses, a jury deliberated for five full days before reaching a verdict in December.
Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five counts but was cleared of “enticing an underage girl to travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity”.