The Manhattan Attorney’s Office in New York made a request. at least 30 years in prison for Ghislaine Maxwell, After being found guilty of helping financier Jeffrey Epstein recruit minors for sex, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Maxwell, 60, who is thought to be the partner and ex-lover of the late Jeffrey Epstein, was found guilty. child sex trade He will be sentenced on 29 December and 28 June.
If the judge follows the advice of the prosecutor’s office, The British could spend the rest of his life in prison..
Maxwell was convicted on five of the six charges he faced.The newspaper recalls after a month-long trial in which witnesses testified that Epstein helped recruit, groom and harass underage girls, including in the sex trade.
Maxwell’s lawyers asked Judge Alison J. Nathan in writing last week to be sentenced to the less than 20-year term recommended by the court’s probation department.
Advocates suggested the following in their summaries: After Epstein committed suicide in prison in 2019, the prosecution had decided to prosecute the British to appease his victims and “repair his tarnished reputation”. Reference is made to the newspaper from the Ministry of Justice and Prisons Bureau, where the financier died in custody.
The defense further suggested that the blame for Maxwell’s behavior was on Epstein and his father, British media mogul Robert Maxwell, whom they said was a cruel and intimidating father.
But the prosecution denied these allegations and noted that if anything stood out in Maxwell’s sentence, it was his failure to address criminal behavior and “a complete lack of remorse.”
Maxwell has been on remand since summer 2020 and, given the affiliation of many politicians and celebrities with Epstein, he faced a lawsuit that was implied by the media throughout December.