Prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years behind bars for her role in recruiting young girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault.
The federal prosecutor’s office said the former Gail Paul and Epstein’s notorious right-handed woman deserved 30 to 55 years in prison in a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday.
He said Maxwell – who was convicted in December of sex trafficking and other crimes – played a key role in “horrific sexual exploitation of several young teenage girls” between 1994 and 2004.
The prosecution wrote, “As part of a disturbing agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell identified, groomed and abused several victims, while leading a life of extraordinary luxury and privilege. Enjoyed, “the prosecution wrote.
He satirised Maxwell’s lawyers’ pleas for a lenient sentence last week. Defense attorneys had said the former British socialite did not deserve more than five years in prison.
But prosecutors argued Wednesday that Maxwell’s victims deserve to see justice done by appropriate prison sentences in accordance with federal sentencing guidelines – which recommend approximately 24 to 30 years.
“As a result, Maxwell left his victims permanently scarred with emotional and psychological trauma,” the prosecution wrote. “This loss can never be undone, but it can be accounted for in a fair trial for Maxwell’s crimes.”
He dismissed claims by defense lawyers that Maxwell, 60, was being convicted as a proxy for Epstein – who committed suicide awaiting trial in 2019 – in his absence. Aggressive and aggressive. “
The prosecution said Epstein’s one-time girlfriend “did not even bother to accept responsibility” instead of accusing him wherever possible.
Last week, Maxwell’s lawyers blamed the alleged childhood trauma and abuse she suffered at the hands of her father because of Epstein’s grip.
The prosecution responded by saying “Maxwell was an adult who made his own choices.” He chose to sexually abuse several underage girls. He chose to conspire with Epstein for years, acting as a partner in crime and wreaking havoc on vulnerable victims.
The prosecution said it had “deeply regretted” sending more underage girls to be sexually abused.
He also rejected the defense attorney’s claims that Maxwell deserved leniency because he had faced worse prison terms than any other pre-trial prisoner – including several death threats.
The prosecution said in its written arguments that “the defendant has enjoyed significant benefits as a high-profile prisoner, far exceeding the benefits to the average prisoner.”
“It is not surprising that a woman who has lived an incredibly luxurious life should complain about her life as a prisoner, but that fact does not come close to being able to soften the sentence. Well, at least I didn’t go down without explaining myself first. “