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Ghislaine Maxwell Has Officially Filed For An Appeal Against Her Sex Trafficking Conviction

Emily Brown

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Ghislaine Maxwell Has Officially Filed For An Appeal Against Her Sex Trafficking Conviction

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Ghislaine Maxwell has filed for an appeal after being found guilty of sex trafficking, among other crimes.

The former British socialite was sentenced last month after she was found to have helped recruit underage girls to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

The 60-year-old was convicted on 29 December of five of the six charges she faced, namely conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts; conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking of minors.

Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Credit: Alamy
Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Credit: Alamy

Her crimes could have resulted in a total of 40 years in prison, though her attorneys argued she should receive 'well below' 20 years. Prosecutors pushed for a sentence of 30 to 55 years, and last month she received her sentence of 20 years in prison

Court documents cited by PA News have now revealed that Maxwell is trying to appeal her conviction and sentence.

At her sentencing hearing, Maxwell said she emphathised with the victims harmed in the case, saying: "I also acknowledge that I have been convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein commit these crimes. And despite the many helpful and positive things I have done in my life and will continue to do… I know that my association with Epstein and this case will forever and permanently stain me.”

Topics: Jeffrey Epstein, US News, UK News

Emily Brown
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