UNITED STATES – Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday, December 29 by a New York court of a series of sex crimes, including trafficking in underage girls for the benefit of former American financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, had been tried since late November in Manhattan federal court on six counts, in particular of providing minors to her former partner to be sexually abused. Jeffrey Epstein died in prison in 2019.

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After 40 hours of deliberation over five days, “a unanimous jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and taking part in the sexual assault of children,” said Manhattan federal prosecutor Damian Williams said in a statement.

These “crimes were committed with his lifelong partner and accomplice Jeffrey Epstein,” who committed suicide in a New York prison in August 2019, before being tried for sex crimes.

“The path to righteousness has taken too long. But justice has been served today “, welcomed the prosecutor, praising the” courage of the girls – become women “, four victims who testified for three weeks against Ghislaine Maxwell.

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