The british Ghislaine Maxwell was declared today guilty of sex crimes in the United States in the case of her ex-partner, businessman Jeffrey Epstein.
A 12-member jury in New York convicted Maxwell, 60, of five of the six counts charged, and could potentially spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The crime of conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking carries a maximum sentence of 40 years, while lesser charges indicate penalties of 5 or 10 years.
Judge Alison Nathan offered her “sincere thanks” to the jury for their service, adding that the members acted with “diligence.”
No date has been set for his sentencing.
The charges against Maxwell originate between 1994 and 2004.
Two of the alleged victims of Epstein, who committed suicide in jail, testified that they were 14 years old when Maxwell allegedly began grooming and arranging for Epstein to receive massages, which ended in sexual activity.