Sarah Ransome, a former model from South Africa who grew up in Scotland, said that Maxwell and Epstein turned her into ‘nothing more than a sex toy with a heartbeat’.
In her victim statement, she said was so traumatized by the experience that she tried to kill herself by launching herself off a cliff into shark-infested water on Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands.
‘I was nothing more than a sex toy with a heartbeat and soul used to entertain Epstein, Maxwell and others,’ she said.
‘On one visit to the island, the sexual demands, degradation and humiliation ensued me to try to escape by jumping off a cliff into shark-infested waters.
‘I was caught by Maxwell and company moments before jumping.
‘At the time, that extremely risky escape seemed more appealing than being raped one more time’.
Prosecutors are asking Judge Alison Nathan for Ghislaine Maxwell to be locked up for at least 30 years – and up to 55.
The defense argues that the sentencing range should be around four to five years.
Maxwell is 60 years old so a 30-55 sentence would be a life sentence.