US prosecutors want 30 years in prison for Epstein confidante Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell and the late Jeffrey Eppstein

Ghislaine Maxwell and the late Jeffrey Eppstein

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US prosecutors are seeking a minimum of 30 years in prison for assisting in sex in the case of late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell

The US Attorney’s office is demanding in the case of the longtime confidants of the deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, sentenced to at least 30 years for aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of underage girls. The prosecution late Wednesday evening (local time) declared a possible sentence of 30 to 55 years in prison and submitted their recommendation to the judge who will preside in a federal court in New York at the sentencing hearing on June 28.

The 60-year-old Briton had previously asked for clemency. Her lawyers filed an application with the competent court on Wednesday to sentence Maxwell to less than 20 years in prison. They recounted a difficult, traumatic childhood.

Of the Public prosecutor according to Maxwell, she shows a “lack of remorse” for her crimes. “Rather than accepting any responsibility, the defendant is desperate to shift the blame,” wrote Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Maxwell is an adult and has made her own decisions. “She made the decision to sexually exploit numerous underage girls.”

Maxwell chose to work together as Epstein’s partner in crime for years, causing great harm to vulnerable victims, he added.

Maxwell, the daughter of British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991, has been in custody since her arrest in custody in New Hampshire in the summer of 2020. During her high-profile trial, prosecutors successfully argued that Maxwell was “key” to Epstein’s strategy of sexually abusing young girls. Maxwell was found guilty of five of six counts and faces a life sentence.

Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking for Epstein by a New York jury in December. The former lover and then close confidante and employee of Epstein is said to have recruited young girls for the very rich and well-connected investor for years.

Epstein, who was convicted of sex crimes in 2008, was found dead in his New York jail cell in August 2019 after being arrested again. According to the authorities, the multimillionaire took his own life.

Britain’s Prince Andrew was also involved in the abuse scandal. He recently settled out of court with a woman in the US who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a minor.

AFP