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Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison

Randy Mancini 5 Jun 28
In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Project, attends a press conference on the Issue of Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations headquarters. Despite his suicide, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein will still be put on trial in a sense in the coming weeks by a proxy: his former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. The 59-year-old Maxwell is to go before a federal jury in Manhattan later this month on charges she groomed underage victims to have unwanted sex with Epstein. (United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas via AP)

In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Project, attends a press conference on the Issue of Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations headquarters. (United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas via AP)

Ghislane Maxwell has learned her fate for sex trafficking convictions.A New York judge sentenced the British socialite to 20-years in prison for her role in helping late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse dozens of underage girls.

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Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison. The 60-year-old was convicted in December on five federal charges for recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein

— Stephanie Myers (@_StephanieMyers) June 28, 2022

The 60-year-old was convicted of five federal charges in December for helping to recruit and sexually abuse girls for Epstein. Maxwell requested a new trial, but was denied after a judge determined the guilty verdict was supported by evidence and testimony in her trial.

Sarah Ransome, left, and Elizabeth Stein, both alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, speak to reporters as they leave the federal courthouse in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Maxwell was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sarah Ransome, left, and Elizabeth Stein, both alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, speak to reporters as they leave the federal courthouse in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Maxwell was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Maxwell was placed on suicide watch over the weekend, though she’s reportedly not even suicidal. A letter filed by Maxwell’s attorney warned they would formally move for an adjournment on Monday if Maxwell is prohibited from reviewing legal materials prior to sentencing. Officials said she was abruptly placed in solitary confinement and placed on suicide watch “without justification.” Earlier this month, her attorneys wrote to the sentencing judge in a bid for leniency.

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