A jury found British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Jurors deliberated for five days before convicting her on five of the six charges filed against her.
She faces the likelihood of years in prison — an outcome long sought by women who spent years fighting in civil courts to hold Maxwell accountable for her role in recruiting and grooming Epstein’s teenage victims and sometimes joining in the sexual abuse.
She 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 found not guilty of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.