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Why Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of sex trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty by a New York jury of criminal sex-trafficking charges from her years-long relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The trial was regarded by advocates for accusers as the best opportunity to gain an accounting of the Epstein saga and win some measure of justice after the financier died by suicide in a New York jail cell in August 2019, a month after his arrest.

Why was Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of sex trafficking?

Maxwell was charged with one count of violating the Mann Act, which criminalizes transporting a person across state lines to commit a criminal sexual act, and two charges of conspiracy to violate the Mann Act.

Who was Ghislaine Maxwell working for?

The verdict came on Wednesday after a three-week trial in which Maxwell, 60, was described by prosecutors as a “sophisticated predator” who worked “hand-in-hand” with Jeffrey Epstein to prey on vulnerable women.

Her defence portrayed her as an innocent woman unfairly made to be his scapegoat.

She was found guilty on five of the six charges against her.

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