Ghislaine Maxwell could spend the REST OF HER LIFE in prison if convicted of heinous crimes
As the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell begins on November 29, 2021, several questions have surfaced around the possible conviction and sentencing of the former British socialite. Maxwell, who happened to be the former girlfriend of late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in July 2020. She was in a relationship with Epstein during the 90s and is accused of helping the billionaire sexually exploit girls.
The daughter of late media mogul Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine has been accused by prosecutors of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years. The indictment also says that the 59-year-old “assisted, facilitated and contributed” to Epstein’s abuse of minor girls. It says that she helped him recruit, groom and abuse the victims, who “were known to Maxwell” and were under the age of 18. Since Epstein's arrest in 2006, the scandal has only grown larger and wider and continues to do so even after he died by suicide in August 2019. Those tied to his sex ring include Prince Andrew, who is being sued by one of Epstein's victims Virginia Giuffre. Celebrities, billionaires, and politicians like Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Woody Allen, and Trump's impeachment lawyer Alan Dershowitz, have all been connected to Epstein and Maxwell.
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In March 2021, two new US federal charges were filed against Maxwell -- of being part of a sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor. Before these two charges were added to the indictment, Maxwell was already facing six more -- conspiracy to entice minors, and enticement of a minor, to travel to engage in illegal sex acts; conspiracy to transport minors, and transportation of a minor, with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two of perjury. So far, she has pleaded not guilty to the federal sex trafficking charges and others.
If convicted on all charges, Maxwell can face imprisonment for up to 80 years. She might even be punished with lifetime imprisonment, depending on the court trial. Her first trial is expected to take around six weeks, following which the sentencing might be announced. Weeks before her trial, Maxwell was denied bail yet again by a judge citing her as 'flight risk'. Her bail requests were rejected four times prior to this, despite her repeated complaints about the horrific living conditions at the New York prison. From being offered moldy salads in meals to smelly toilets and unhygienic prison cells, Maxwell has time and again brought forth several complaints via her lawyer.