Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty on 5 Out of 6 Counts in Sex Trafficking Trial
"A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children. Crimes that she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, Jeffrey Epstein. The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done", US Attorney Damian Williams, who prosecuted Maxwell's case, said in a statement following the verdict.
Maxwell has been in custody since her July 2020 arrest on charges of procuring young girls for Epstein, her boyfriend, who apparently committed suicide in a New York jail the previous August while awaiting trial for illegal sex acts in connection with the same trafficking ring. She pleaded not guilty to the charges, which the prosecution said occurred between 1994 and 2004.