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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison, lawyers will appeal

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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison, lawyers will appeal

Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for helping the sex offender and pediphile financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, in what a judge called a ‘horrific scheme’ that inflicted ‘incalculable’ harm on victims.

The judge has recommended low-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.

The prison is known for housing ‘Orange Is the New Black’ author Piper Kerman and reality television star Teresa Giudice.

There is no parole for federal prison, so Maxwell is likely to serve the entire 20-year sentence, but could potentially be released a few years early for good behavior.

After spending nearly two years at the infamous Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, prison experts have said that a stay at Danbury will make her feel like she is in ‘Disneyland.’

Her victims came face to face with her on Tuesday as several women read victim impact statements to the court – describing her as a ‘manipulative, cruel and merciless person.’

The 60-year-old looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as Judge Nathan passed sentence in front of a packed public gallery.

Ghislaine Maxwell will appeal 20-year sentence because she’s been ‘vilified’

‘Our client Ghislaine Maxwell has been vilified, pilloried and left little room for her to be treated fairly,’ Ghislaine Maxwell defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim said.

“Because even before she stropped forward into this courthouse, she was being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.”

“Ghislaine will appeal this case and we’re confident she will prevail on appeal.”

Maxwell’s brother, Kevin, briefly spoke following the sentencing and said they would be ‘solidly’ behind her during her appeal.

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