The jury reached a verdict on the sixth day of deliberation a little bit after 6pm
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded NOT GUILTY to all six charges against her. Today, the jury found her guilty out five out of the six charges.
- Count 1 – GUILTY: Conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts – maximum sentence of five years.
- Count 2 – NOT GUILTY: Enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts – maximum sentence of five years
- Count 3 – GUILTY: Conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity – maximum sentence of five years
- Count 4 – GUILTY: Transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity – maximum sentence of 10 years
- Count 5 – GUILTY: Conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors – maximum sentence of five years
- Count 6 – GUILTY: Sex trafficking of minors – maximum sentence of 40 years
Ms Maxwell showed no emotion as the verdict was read out, according to The Independent’s Bevan Hurley, who is in the courtroom.
Earlier in the day she had been seen smiling as her attorneys celebrated the jury’s requests for additional testimony transcripts.
The socialite is now facing the possibility of 65 years in jail, if ordered to serve all five sentences consecutively. The top charge for sex trafficking of minors carries a maximum sentence of 40 years.
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Although Maxwell said nothing after the verdicts on each charge were read out, she struggled to stand.
The 60-year-old socialite was accused of “serving up” girls for the multi-millionaire, her former lover, with the pair described as “partners in crime”.
The exact sentencing date has yet to be announced.
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