US prosecutors have requested 30 to 55 years in prison against Ghislaine Maxwell, convicted of recruiting girls to abuse by wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein. The judge will hand down the final sentence on June 28.
Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of the offenses at the end of 2021. The entrepreneur then risked eighty years in prison.
A document filed by prosecutors with the New York District Court said Maxwell’s behavior was “surprisingly predatory”. “She used to search for vulnerable victims. This shows her view that troubled young girls can be seen as disposable items.”
Maxwell’s lawyers tried to open another trial earlier this year after they said one of the jurors gave misleading answers during jury selection. He had hidden that he himself had been the victim of sexual abuse. The judge denied the request in March.
Maxwell was in a relationship with Epstein between 1994 and 2004. The multimillionaire committed suicide in 2019 while in jail awaiting an abuse case.
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