For years, Ghislaine schemed with her longtime confidante Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage girls.
At her sentencing, Ghislaine Maxwell addressed the victims in court saying:
Jeffrey Epstein should have been here before all of you.
It is not about Epstein, ultimately. It is for me to be sentenced.
I am sorry for the pain that you’ve experienced.
I hope my conviction … brings you closure.
Judge Alison Nathan addressed the court and made it very clear that “Miss Maxwell is not punished in place of Epstein. Miss Maxwell is being punished for the role that she played.”
She added, “Today’s sentence will attempt to acknowledge the harm that Ms. Maxwell has caused.”
Ghislaine was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and a $750,000 fine.
She will serve her time at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.
Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to state prostitution charges.
In July 2019, he was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges and mysteriously “died by suicide” in prison a month later.
US Attorney Damian Williams praised the sentence and thanked the victims for testifying.
Today’s sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children.
This sentence sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice.
Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim says they plan to appeal the conviction.
We all know that the person who should have been sentenced today escaped accountability, avoided his victims, avoided absorbing their pain and receiving the punishment he truly deserved.
Jeffrey Epstein left Ghislaine Maxwell holding the whole bag.