The former girlfriend and high-level confidant of notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for her role in his crimes.
As Yahoo News reports:
“A sentence of 240 months is sufficient and no graver than necessary,” U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said while issuing the verdict.
Nathan addressed those gathered inside the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan, including Maxwell and some of her victims.
“Ms. Maxwell directly and repeatedly and over the course of many years participated in a horrific scheme,” Nathan said. “Ms. Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable.”
The judge said that Maxwell, 60, played a “pivotal” role facilitating “heinous and predatory” abuse. Nathan also imposed a $750,000 fine, the maximum amount possible under the law.
In spite of the sentence no full list of Epstein’s clients has yet been released to the public.