Ghislaine Maxwell was found Guilty on Sex-Trafficking Charges – SEX TRAFFICKING MINORS.
After five days of deliberation, on Dec. 29, 2021, a jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of the six sex-trafficking charges brought against her in federal court.
Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on the following charges:
- Count One: Conspiracy to Entice Minors to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts
- Count Three: Conspiracy to Transport Minors With Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
- Count Four: Transportation of a Minor With Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
- Count Five: Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of Minors
- Count Six: Sex Trafficking of Minors
The jury found Ghislaine Maxwell not guilty on count two: Enticement of a Minor to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts.
At 4:57 p.m., all parties were assembled in the courtroom, and Nathan told them, “We have our verdict.” She asked everyone to remain seated and calm and reminded them that there were federal marshals in the room in case they were needed. After the verdict was read, she thanked everyone in the room and told them they were adjourned.
The testimony of “Jane,” who testified how her abuse by Ghislaine Maxwell and deceased financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein started when she was 14, was directly related to counts one through four.
Each of the nonconspiracy charges contained elements (up to four), and if the jury decided just one of them wasn’t satisfied in the nonconspiracy charges, then Ghislaine Maxwell was not guilty of the entire charge.
Maggy Krell, a human rights attorney, a former prosecutor in the California Office of the Attorney General, and author of the forthcoming book on sex trafficking “Taking Down Backpage,” had anticipated a quick verdict.
“In my experience, holiday jurors tend to be decisive, and I don’t think this case was overly complicated.”
“You don’t learn in law school when jurors are coming back.”
Krell is aware of the grooming techniques of potential victims the prosecution presented in its case.
“That’s how grooming works. It’s a classic technique of predators, and it’s totally ubiquitous,” she said.
Krell said that even though the Ghislaine Maxwell case involves famous, wealthy people and private jets, “In a lot of ways, it’s a very basic sex-trafficking case that’s playing out throughout the country, because the techniques are so classic from the trafficker’s playbook, and that’s the grooming,” she said.
As a former prosecutor, Krell knows how dubious a jury can be.
“It only takes one juror to not agree,” she said. “Finding 12 people to agree is challenging.”
As for sentencing, “some of these counts have 10-year mandatory minimums,” said Krell. “The judge will have to determine what she deserves under these circumstances.
“Judges tend to not go light on defendants like this,” she said.
Sentencing for Ghislaine Maxwell will be in 2022.
Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell?
Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell (born 25 December 1961) is a British former socialite. She was convicted of sex trafficking minors (kids) and other offenses in connection with the financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Born in France, Maxwell was raised in Oxford and became a prominent member of London’s social scene. She worked for her father, Robert Maxwell, until his death in 1991, when she moved to New York City, where she continued living as a socialite and became a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2012, Maxwell founded a non-profit group for the protection of oceans. Following sex trafficking allegations being brought by prosecutors against Jeffrey Epstein in July 2019, the organisation announced cessation of operations the same month. Ghislaine Maxwell is a naturalized US citizen and retains both French and British citizenship.
On 2 July 2020, Maxwell was arrested and charged by the federal government of the United States with the crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking of underage girls, related to her association with Epstein.
Ghislaine Maxwell was denied bail as a flight risk, with the judge expressing concerns regarding her “completely opaque” finances, her skill at living in hiding, and the fact that France does not extradite its citizens.
On 29 December 2021, she was convicted on five out of six counts, including one of sex trafficking of a minor. Ghislaine Maxwell is likely to undergo another trial in 2022 for two charges of lying under oath about Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of underage girls.
Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
Accounts differ on when Ghislaine Maxwell first met American financier Jeffrey Epstein.
According to Epstein’s former business partner, Steven Hoffenberg, Robert Maxwell introduced his daughter (Ghislaine Maxwell)to Epstein in the late 1980s.
Ghislaine Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Jeffrey Epstein for several years in the early 1990s and remained closely associated with him for more than 25 years until his death in 2019 (is Jeffrey Epstein dead?)
The nature of their relationship remains unclear. In a 2009 deposition, several of Jeffrey Epstein’s household employees testified that Epstein referred to her as his “main girlfriend” who also hired, fired and supervised his staff, starting around 1992.
Ghislaine Maxwell has also been referred to as the “Lady of the House” by Jeffrey Epstein’s staff and as his “aggressive assistant”.
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein had friendships with several prominent individuals in elite circles of politics, academia, business and law, including former Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Given that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were incredibly close, and both involved in sex trafficking of minors, and people they were close with were members of Hollywood and politics, the pieces are starting to fit.
Ghislaine Maxwell is known for her longstanding friendship with Prince Andrew and for having escorted him to a “hookers and pimps” social function in New York.
Ghislaine Maxwell introduced Jeffrey Epstein to Prince Andrew, and the three often socialized together.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction ‘may very well be dangerous information for Prince Andrew’ as she might ‘begin naming names’ to chop sentence.
In 2000, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein attended a party thrown by Prince Andrew at the Queen’s Sandringham House estate in Norfolk, England, reportedly for Maxwell’s 39th birthday.
In a November 2019 interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew confirmed that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein had attended an event at his invitation, but he denied that it was anything more than a “straightforward shooting weekend”.
In 1995, Epstein renamed one of his companies the Ghislaine Corporation; based in Palm Beach, Florida – the company was dissolved in 1998.
As a trained helicopter pilot, Ghislaine Maxwell also transported Epstein to his private Caribbean island. This was THE secret island where many oddities (child trafficking auctions and orgies took place – Members of Hollywood and politics visited often.)
In 2008, Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Following Epstein’s release, although Ghislaine Maxwell continued to attend prominent social functions, she and Epstein were no longer seen together publicly.
By late 2015, Ghislaine Maxwell had largely retreated from attending social functions.
Who Was Jeffrey Epstein?
Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender.
Epstein, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, began his professional life by teaching at the Dalton School in Manhattan, despite lacking a college degree. After his dismissal from the school, he entered the banking and finance sector, working at Bear Stearns in various roles; he eventually started his own firm.
Epstein developed an elite social circle and procured many women and children; he and some of his associates sexually abused them.
Jeffrey Epstein maintained long-term relationships with various high-profile individuals, including Donald Trump, Leslie Wexner, Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Hollywood Producers and Directors and anyone with deep pockets.
In 2005, police in Palm Beach, Florida, began investigating Epstein after a parent complained that Epstein had sexually abused her 14-year-old daughter.
Epstein pleaded guilty and was convicted in 2008 by a Florida state court of procuring a child for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute. He served almost 13 months in custody, but with extensive work release. He was convicted of only these two crimes as part of a controversial plea deal; federal officials had identified 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, whom Epstein had allegedly sexually abused.
Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York. He died in his jail cell on August 10, 2019. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. Epstein’s lawyers have disputed the ruling, and there has been significant public skepticism about the true cause of his death.
Jeffrey Epstein had a decades-long association with the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, leading to her 2021 conviction on US federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy for helping him procure girls, including a 14-year-old, for child sexual abuse and prostitution.
The biggest part of this story is untold. What about the scum who these girls were groomed for? Hollywood and Politicians – MASSIVE CHILD TRAFFICKING RING TO THE ELITE!
Yes, the puzzle pieces are coming together.
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