The jury deliberated for nearly 40 hours and it was the 18th day of court proceedings on the case that magnified Maxwell’s role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004.
Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy. She was acquitted on the charge of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
“The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. “I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom. Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible.”
Maxwell now faces up to 65 years in prison. Judge Alison Nathan did not set a sentencing date.
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