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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for grooming teen girls to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

Maxwell, 60, a British socialite, was slapped with a sentence that was less with the 30 to 55 years that federal prosecutors had been seeking for her “instrumental role in the horrific sexual abuse of multiple young teenage girls.”

In addition to the prison sentence, Maxwell was sentenced to five years of supervised release once she gets out of prison and ordered to pay a $750,000 fine.

Before she was sentenced, Maxwell told the victims present in the courtroom that she was “sorry for the pain you have experienced.”

“I also want to acknowledge I have been convicted with helping Jeffrey Epstein with his crimes,” she said. “It is the greatest regret of my life that I ever met Jeffrey Epstein.”

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