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Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty in sex-trafficking trial

By Joshua Chaffin

30 Dec 2021 · 5 min read

Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty by a New York jury of criminal sex-trafficking charges stemming from her years-long relationship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Jurors convicted Maxwell on five of the six counts filed against her, including criminal sex trafficking, which carries a 40-year maximum sentence. She was cleared on a charge of enticing a minor across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activities.

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