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PremierLeague-News.Com - Prosecutors have said the British socialite should face between 30 and 55 years in jail for her role in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of vulnerable teenage girls

Uk News Ghislaine Maxwell should be jailed for at least 30 years for sex trafficking, prosecutors say United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Prosecutors have said the British socialite should face between 30 and 55 years in jail for her role in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of vulnerable teenage girls

Uk News  Ghislaine Maxwell should be jailed for at least 30 years for sex trafficking, prosecutors say United Kingdom news
23 June 2022 - 07:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years in prison after being convicted of helping the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls , US prosecutors have said, calling her conduct “shockingly predatory”.Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December by a federal jury on five charges, including sex trafficking, for recruiting and grooming four girls between 1994 and 2004 for sexual encounters with Epstein, her then boyfriend.In a sentencing memorandum filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors called Maxwell’s conduct “shockingly predatory” as they said she should spend between 30 and 55 years in jail. Her lawyers have previously argued she should face no more than four or five years behind bars.“Her practice of targeting vulnerable victims reflects her view that struggling young girls could be treated like disposable objects,” prosecutors wrote.Circuit Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over Maxwell’s four-week trial before being promoted, will sentence the British socialite next Tuesday.Lawyers for Maxwell argued last week that she deserved less than the 20-year sentence recommended by probation officers, and no more than 5-1/4 years in prison based on their review of federal sentencing guidelines.They argued Maxwell, the daughter of late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, was being scapegoated for Epstein’s crimes and had already spent significant time behind bars.In often emotional and explicit testimony, four women testified that Maxwell was a central figure in Epstein’s years of abuse (Photo: Handout / US District Court for the Southern District of New York/AFP) But prosecutors said Maxwell’s reports of poor confinement conditions at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center were no reason for a lighter sentence.

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.Epstein killed himself in 2019 at age 66 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.Maxwell’s trial was widely seen as the reckoning Epstein never had.Related StoriesHouse of Maxwell is a bizarre insight into Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell's intimate relationship04 April, 2022On TV tonight, Ghislaine Maxwell's victims speak out on The House of Maxwell18 April, 2022Ghislaine Maxwell denied retrial over juror's false statement in sex trafficking case02 April, 2022It was one of the highest-profile cases in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which encouraged women to speak out about sexual abuse, often at the hands of wealthy and powerful people.In often emotional and explicit testimony, four women testified that Maxwell was a central figure in Epstein’s years of abuse.The US Probation Office had recommended a 20-year sentence for Maxwell.But prosecutors said that did not take into account the cases of two additional women proven at trial to be victims, despite not being named in the initial indictment of Maxwell, and said 30 years should be the minimum, based on their interpretation of the US sentencing guidelines.In April, Judge Nathan rejected Maxwell’s bid for an acquittal, but set aside guilty verdicts on two counts because they overlapped. That reduced Maxwell’s maximum possible sentence to 55 years from 65 years.Additional reporting by agencies

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