Ghislaine Maxwell: 5 bombshells from child sex trial – including ‘little black book’
The former girlfriend of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell, 60, has been found guilty of five out of six charges of sex trafficking
Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty in sex trafficking trial
ByAbigail O’LearyNews Reporter
- 22:29, 29 Dec 2021
- UPDATED07:16, 30 Dec 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of child sex trafficking charges.
The former girlfriend of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of five out of six charges of sex trafficking at her New York trial, which moved ahead far quicker than than the planned eight weeks set out
Prosecutors claimed Maxwell recruited and groomed four teenagers to have sexual contact with the late financier between 1994 and 2004.
Three of the accusers testified at the trial that Maxwell herself inappropriately touched them when they were teenagers.
Maxwell pleaded not guilty and her lawyers argued she was used as a scapegoat because Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges.
Maxwell chose not to testify in court, bringing an end to defence proceedings before the jury left to deliberate.
During the trial, the world heard in intimate detail how Maxwell recruited, groomed and abused girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Here are the bombshell revelations from court