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Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother Says She Won't Trade Names For A Shorter Sentence

Dominic Smithers

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Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother Says She Won't Trade Names For A Shorter Sentence

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Ghislaine Maxwell will not give up the names of people involved with Jeffrey Epstein paedophile network, her brother has claimed.

The 60-year-old was convicted on five charges of sex-trafficking last month, having been found guilty of helping Epstein abuse young women and girls.

It's expected that she will receive a lengthy sentence for her part in aiding Epstein's crimes, but some believe she may try and shorten her prison term in exchange for information about other high-profile people involved.

However, speaking to the Sunday Times, Maxwell's brother Ian said this won't be the case.

He told the publication: "Prosecution confirmed no plea bargain offers were made or received. I expect that position to be maintained."

Epstein was facing federal charges of molesting teenage girls and of sex trafficking and conspiracy when he was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in 2019.

Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on sex trafficking charges last month. Credit: Alamy
Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on sex trafficking charges last month. Credit: Alamy

And Maxwell is reportedly to be 'placed on suicide watch' as she is expected to spend the rest of her life behind bars following her guilty verdict.

This won't be Maxwell's first time on suicide watch.

According to the Metro, The Bureau of Prisons placed her on suicide watch a week after she was first arrested in July 2020.

Since her arrest, Maxwell has been staying in Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn and Prison consultant, Justin Paperny, says that she has already spent more than a year in solitary confinement.

He told The Times that her new prison cell will be a huge improvement on what she was staying in prior.

Papery said: "Her case is different because she’s already endured so much time in custody.

Maxwell and Epstein abused numerous young women and girls over many years. Credit: Alamy
Maxwell and Epstein abused numerous young women and girls over many years. Credit: Alamy

"She’s been in this wretched, dank, cold, filthy detention centre in Brooklyn which has really conditioned her for confinement.

"People are surprised to hear that once she is sentenced and makes her way to the federal correctional institution, she will actually feel like she’s in Disneyland compared to where she is now."

The 60-year-old was found guilty on five of the six counts she had been charged with last week after recruiting and trafficking teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

The only count she wasn't convicted on was 'Enticement of an Individual Under the Age of 17 (Jane only) to Travel with Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity'.

The jury instead convicted her of conspiracy to entice and transport individuals under 17 with the intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, as well as sex trafficking of individuals under the age of 17 and 18.

Topics: Crime, Jeffrey Epstein, US News

Dominic Smithers
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