Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced for sex trafficking crimes on June 28 


BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced for sex trafficking crimes on June 28

  • The sentencing date was set by Judge Alison Nathan on Friday afternoon 
  • The 60-year-old could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month 
  • Maxwell, who just turned 60 on Christmas Day, was found guilty on five of six counts on December 29 


Disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced on sex trafficking crimes on June 28.

The sentencing date was set by Judge Alison Nathan on Friday afternoon.  

Maxwell, 60, was convicted of facilitating the sexual abuse of minors by her former partner, Jeffrey Epstein, on December 29. She faces 65 years in prison, meaning she could spend the rest of her life behind bars. 

She was found guilty on five of six counts of sex trafficking – a spectacular downfall for the former London society girl who later moved into the highest circles of New York’s social scene. 

But Maxwell’s conviction has been thrown into disarray since two jurors have publicly revealed themselves to be victims of sexual abuse or assault, and her lawyers will ask for a retrial.

Ghislaine Maxwell could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month

Ghislaine Maxwell could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month 

Earlier this week, prosecutors said that they were willing to drop two charges of perjury against the disgraced socialite if a conviction for sex trafficking is allowed to stand, court documents showed Monday. 

DailyMail.com revealed last week that one juror, Scotty David, had suffered sexual abuse. He said that he could not remember being asked about his own sexual history but vaguely recalled a question on the potential juror questionnaire concerning friends or family.

Maxwell’s attorneys told the Mail on Sunday that they believe they found a third juror who lied about being abused, after a second unidentified juror told The New York Times that they, too, had been abused as a child.

The first juror to reveal their sexual abuse, David, said he couldn’t remember how he answered a pre-trial question about his own sexual abuse history – casting doubt on the validity of Maxwell’s conviction – and he has asked the judge to see his answers.

He has since  retained lawyer Todd Spodek, who asked the court to provide the questionnaire, according to the New York Daily News. He could face perjury charges if he’s found to have intentionally lied. 

David, 35, has claimed that he used his experience being sexually assaulted to influence other jurors, saying: ‘When I shared that, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse.’ 

But video published by DailyMail.com last week revealed that David couldn’t remember if the pre-trial questionnaire asked about sexual abuse history – which it did.    

Court filings obtained by DailyMail.com show that the ex-socialite’s defense team mounted a vigorous effort to ask two such questions in a bid to weed out anyone ‘who cannot be a fair juror,’ and that they did so in the face of strenuous government objections.

This is a breaking story. More to come 

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