Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, faces up to 55 years in prison after she was convicted of child trafficking last December and her victim Virginia Giuffre penned a moving statement on the victim’s impact
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Prince Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, delivered a devastating message to Ghislaine Maxwell ahead of the child trafficker’s sentencing, saying: “You deserve to spend the rest of your life in a prison cell.”
Ms. Giuffre, Sarah Ransome and Annie Farmer are among seven women who wrote emotional victim testimonies to Judge Alison Nathan ahead of Tuesday’s hearing in New York.
Maxwell, 60, faces up to 55 years in prison after being convicted of child trafficking last December while he was part of Jeffrey Epstein’s tainted abuse empire.
In her testimony, filed in court late Friday, Ms Giuffre addressed Maxwell directly, writing: “You deserve to spend the rest of your life in a jail cell. You deserve to be trapped in a cage forever, just like you trapped your victims.
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“If you ever get out of jail, I’ll be here watching you and making sure you never hurt anyone else again.”
Ms Giuffre agreed a multimillion-pound out-of-court settlement with Andrew earlier this year over her allegations that he abused her.
The payment was made by Andrew despite his repeated denials of her allegations and his claim in 2019 he didn’t remember even meeting her, despite an infamous photo of him with his arm around the then 17-year-old.
Ms Giuffre’s statement continued: “Ghislaine, the pain you have caused me is beyond words.
“Because of your choices and the world you brought me into, I don’t sleep. Nightmares wake me up at all hours.
“In these dreams, I relive the terrible things you and others have done to me and the things you have forced me to do. These memories will never go away. I am very alert because I know evil exists. you taught me that Not a day goes by that I don’t ask “why?”.
“Why, Ghislaine, did you enjoy hurting us so much?”
At her trial last year, Maxwell was found guilty of five counts, including trafficking and recruiting girls as young as 14 for pedo-financier Epstein, who killed himself in prison in 2019.
The offenses occurred between 1994 and 2004 when the couple was together. The jury heard two women testify that they were 14 when Maxwell persuaded them to engage in sexual activity with Epstein.
And one told the court Maxwell, who is being held in the tough Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, attended some of the encounters.
Sarah Ransome, who was born in South Africa but now lives in England, has also written to the judge.
She claims she was a victim between 2006 and 2007.
Ms Ransome has previously claimed Maxwell was the “nuts and bolts” of the sex trafficking operation run by Epstein, saying “she was like the madam”.
She explained how she had hoped to work in the fashion industry by studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but claimed her dreams were dashed by Epstein and Maxwell.
Epstein survivors Maria Farmer, Teresa Helm, Juliette Bryant and a woman known only as Kate also wrote statements about the victims ahead of the hearing.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/virginia-giuffres-says-ghislaine-maxwell-27328993 Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew's accuser, sends a devastating message to Ghislaine Maxwell