US prosecutors seek 30 to 55 years in prison for Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell faces between 30 and 55 years in prison after being convicted of helping sex offender and traveling financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenagers, US prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December by a federal jury on five counts, including sex trafficking, of recruiting and enticing four girls between 1994 and 2004 into sexual encounters with Epstein, then her boyfriend.

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In a sentencing memorandum filed in federal court in Manhattan, prosecutors called Maxwell’s conduct “shockingly predatory.”

“She was a calculating, sophisticated and dangerous criminal who preyed on vulnerable young people and prepared them for sexual abuse,” they wrote.

“His practice of targeting vulnerable victims reflects his view that struggling girls can be treated as disposable objects.”

Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over Maxwell’s four-week trial before his promotion, will sentence the British socialite on June 28.

Epstein killed himself in 2019 at age 66 in a Manhattan cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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