Ghislaine Maxwell GUILTY of sex trafficking for Epstein, Internet says 'rot in hell'

Maxwell was convicted of almost all counts, with the top charge being sex-trafficking of minors, which carries a maximum of 40 years in prison


                            Ghislaine Maxwell GUILTY of sex trafficking for Epstein, Internet says 'rot in hell'
Maxwell has been part of a sex trafficking racket run by convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein (US Attorney Office and Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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After a lengthy trial that began on November 29, 2021, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on Wednesday, December 29, of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein for several years. Maxwell, who turned 60 behind the bars on November 25, sat as the verdict was read, after which she poured herself a cup of water, drank it and conferred with her lawyer. She showed no emotions as she was taken out of the federal court in Lower Manhattan. A date for sentencing is yet to be set.

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“The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a statement. “I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom. Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible.”

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Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty

During the trial, Maxwell's lawyers claimed that the socialite was only an innocent scapegoat in the Epstein saga. Prosecutors, on the other hand, argued that she was a “sophisticated predator” who exploited innocent young girls. Maxwell was convicted of almost all counts, with the top charge being sex-trafficking of minors, which carries a maximum of 40 years in prison.

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The other counts Maxwell was found guilty of are conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts; conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. While both the first and second counts carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, the third carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and the fourth carries a statutory maximum of five years in prison. She was acquitted of Count 2, which involved enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and Epstein’s former girlfriend is accused of having been part of a sex trafficking racket run by convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein. She was arrested in July 2020 while she was hiding in New Hampshire. Maxwell, who was in a relationship with Epstein during the '90s, helped the billionaire sexually exploit girls.

The verdict was based on the testimonies of several victims. Minor Victim 1 was reportedly about 14 years of age when Esptein abused her at his homes in New York and Florida. Maxwell allegedly involved the girl in “sexualized massages” on Epstein. Epstein allegedly abused Minor Victim 2 at his New Mexico ranch in 1996. Maxwell allegedly encouraged the victim to massage Epstein and also gave her an unsolicited topless massage. Minor Victim 3 was allegedly introduced to Epstein in London when she was 17 years old, and over the age of consent. Maxwell has been accused of encouraging her to perform sexualized massages on Epstein in 1994 and 1995. Minor Victim 4 was allegedly recruited to give Epstein sexualized massages at his Palm Beach mansion when she was 14 years old, between 2001 and 2004. At Maxwell's bidding, she also allegedly recruited younger women for Epstein.

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What is social media saying?

Social media users took to Twitter to express their support from the guilty verdict. "Ghislaine Maxwell, rot in hell. Truly. Preying on innocent girls who trusted you. Vulnerable teenagers in dire need of money who trusted a wolf in sheep's clothing. I genuinely hope the pit of hell swallows you fu***** whole, you cow," one user wrote on Twitter. "Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls ... Now the action is to get those rich elite men who felt they were above the law that they could sleep with children," another user wrote.

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"Ghislaine Maxwell is convicted and then they seal the files? What the serious f**k? Damn, the corruption is so thick. Nobody wanted it to end here. But money buys you all the protection you need. Pathetic," one user wrote, while another said, "Putting Ghislaine Maxwell in jail is just the start. I want the famous men AND women who were buddy buddy with them to be EXPOSED! Light them all up." One user wrote, "Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on 5 of 6 charges....now she learns how to bargain for her life or how to tie a hangman's noose".

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