UPDATED 12:56 PM PT – Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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.
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.
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.