Ghislaine Maxwell Case

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Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty last week in five charges for sex trafficking of minors.

  • UPDATE: Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team are requesting a retrial after one juror made comments to the media that he used his experience of sexual assault to persuade other jurors.
  • The man used his experience to try to bring credibility to witness' statements. He told the media "I remember the colour of the carpet, the walls. Some of it can be replayed like a video".
  • British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell is the former girlfriend and social companion of convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein, often named his second in command by victims.
  • A 12-person jury in New York City had pronounced her guilty in five of the six charges against her. She has been found guilty of recruiting and trafficking young girls to be sexually abused.
  • The only charge she wasn’t found guilty of was: enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
  • Prosecutors declared Maxwell as a ‘sophisticated predator’ who worked hand in hand with Jeffrey Epstein to prey on vulnerable women.
  • Maxwell’s lawyer countered the prosecution saying the US government was trying to pin the blame of the sins of Epstein on Maxwell and that Maxwell’s biggest mistake was their friendship.
  • The verdict comes after a month-long trial featuring testimonies from four women who described being abused by Epstein between 1994 and 2004. Maxwell was called out as a co-conspirator.
  • "I hope that this verdict brings solace to all who need it and demonstrates that no one is above the law,” said Annie Farmer, who testified against Maxwell.
  • Of the four victims who testified against Maxwell about her grooming them for being sexually abused by Epstein, three said that Maxwell also participated in the abuse.
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