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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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Ghislaine Maxwell, who abused young women and girls alongside her late accomplice Jeffrey Epstein, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Tuesday. She was convicted in December of sex trafficking and other charges for her years of grooming, transporting, and threatening young women and girls on behalf of herself and Epstein.

“It is the biggest regret of my life that I ever met him,” Maxwell said in court, adding that Epstein should have been on trial.

Federal prosecutors had asked the court to sentence Maxwell, 60, to a term of between 30 and 55 years.

The sentencing is the unsatisfying resolution to a story that has baffled and captivated the world, in which hundreds of young women were flown to private islands and luxurious estates in plain sight, on the same private aircraft that ferried royalty, senators, and at least two American presidents. Epstein, a secretive billionaire, notoriously died prior to his own trial to face similar charges.

Maxwell appeared in a Manhattan federal courtroom, where Epstein’s victims delivered victim-impact........

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