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A federal prosecutor at the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was convicted Wednesday for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse a girl. He said he should be sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted of sexual trafficking in a New York court last December for caring for four girls abused by Epstein between 1994 and 2004.
“Her practice of targeting vulnerable victims reflects her view that struggling young girls can be treated like disposables,” the prosecutor said in her actions. Called “terrifying” and “shockingly predatory” and stated in their recommendations.
Maxwell’s lawyer has demanded five years and three months’ imprisonment, saying that a social celebrity is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein’s crime. A financier committed suicide in New York in 2019 while awaiting a sex crime trial.
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Prosecutors claimed that Maxwell “played an immeasurable role in the horrific sexual abuse of multiple young teenage girls.”
“As part of a disturbing agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell identified, cared for, and abused multiple victims, but she enjoyed a life of extraordinary luxury and privilege,” the prosecutor said. Is writing. “In her awakening, Maxwell left the victim permanently injured by emotional and psychological injuries, which can never be undone, but created a legitimate judgment of Maxwell’s crime. Can be explained by doing. “
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Prosecutors enjoyed the extraordinary privilege of being a prominent prisoner, “far beyond the benefits given to the average prisoner,” reflecting complaints that Maxwell suffered from poor conditions while in captivity. “.
They added, “It’s not surprising that a woman who lived an incredibly luxurious life complains about her life as a prisoner, but that fact never approaches generous in the judgment, and the defendant seeks. Not to mention the extraordinary generosity. “
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The prosecutor further stated that Maxwell was not responsible for her crimes and had a “total lack of remorse.”
“Maxwell was an adult of his choice. She chose to sexually exploit many underage girls. She colluded with Epstein for years, worked as a criminal partner, and was vulnerable. They did devastating harm to their victims. “
According to prosecutors, four women in her trial testified that she was helping Epstein abuse her as a teenager, including two other women who were not initially named in the indictment. It turned out to be a victim during the trial.
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Maxwell will be sentenced next Tuesday.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.