Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her part in recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
In December of last year, a jury convicted the former socialite of sex trafficking, transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts and two conspiracy charges.
The 60-year-old has denied abusing anyone, with her legal team previously asking U.S District Judge Alison J. Nathan to give a sentence of fewer than five years.
Prosecutors believed she should receive 30 to 55 years in prison for her crimes.
Prior to the sentencing, Maxwell’s victims came forward with statements. Some testified during the trial, using either first names or pseudonyms to protect their identity.
One, named Carolyn, testified that she was underprivileged and lived near Epstein in Florida.
She took up offers to give the financer massages for $100 bills. Maxwell, knowing the child was only 14 at the time, was the one to arrange it all.
This is just one of many countless and horrendous examples that have caused the sentence today in Brooklyn, New York.