Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking charges

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in facilitating former financier Jeffrey Epstein‘s abuse of several underage girls.

Maxwell, the former Epstein girlfriend and confidante, was found guilty on five counts, including “transporting a minor for the purposes of criminal sexual activity,” “conspiring to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts,” and perjury related to statements she made in 2016. The former Epstein associate said that meeting the millionaire was the “biggest regret” of her life.

“Jeffrey Epstein should have stood before you. In 2005. In 2009. And again in 2019,” Maxwell said during her appearance in court. “But today, it is for me to be sentenced.”

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