On Monday, December 20th, 2021, both the prosecution and the defense made their closing arguments in the trial of 59-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell. The charges brought against Maxwell could bring a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison; basically, she would spend the remainder of her life in prison if she’s convicted of the sex trafficking of minors, enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three counts of conspiracy.
Some have felt that Maxwell is simply a stand-in for Jeffrey Epstein, who may or may not have killed himself while he was in jail awaiting his own trial for the sex-trafficking of minors. The former financier supposedly had names of several elites among celebrities, politicians, and socialites that had participated with Epstein in the abuse of children on his private island.
Others believe that whether she is a stand-in currently or not, she was always going to be indicted on charges. Then, of course, there is the theory that had Epstein survived to see his trial, she might have bargains for immunity in exchange for testimony against her boyfriend. Because Epstein died, we’ll never know which way things would have played out.
What we do know is that prosecutors believe that Maxwell was in on most everything with Epstein and that she procured, groomed, and paid young girls to please Jeffrey Epstein in a sexual manner.
“Maxwell and Epstein were a wealthy couple who used their privilege to prey on kids from struggling families,” prosecutor Alison Moe told jurors, according to courtroom reporters. “The way that they selected these girls tells you that they were targeting vulnerable kids. It is not an accident that Jane and Kate and Annie and Carolyn all came from single-mother households.”
Meanwhile the defense brought forward a different argument in support of their client’s claimed innocence. Enoch Times continued:
But Laura Menninger, Maxwell’s defense attorney, told jurors that Maxwell was wrongfully accused after Epstein died in jail. She claimed that prosecutors were going after Maxwell unfairly because Epstein died before they could get to him.
“The government in this case has now pivoted because Epstein is not here,” Menninger said, according to reporters. The trial was not live-streamed or televised.
“Ghislaine Maxwell is not Jeffrey Epstein,” Menninger continued, adding that four accusers who testified against her client are motivated by greed. “Memories have been manipulated in aid of the money.”
One of the most chilling of the final arguments by the Prosecution’s Allison Moe was when she explained just how Maxwell was able to assist her boyfriend with getting the girls he wanted.
“When you’re with someone for 11 years, you know what they like. Epstein liked underaged girls. He liked to touch underaged girls. Maxwell knew it. Make no mistake, Maxwell was crucial to the whole scheme. Epstein could not have done this alone.
“A single middle-aged man who invites a teenage girl to visit his ranch, to come to his house, to fly to New York, is creepy,” Moe told jurors, referring to Epstein.
“But when that man is accompanied by a posh, smiling, respectable, age-appropriate woman, that’s when everything starts to seem legitimate,” she said. “And when that woman encourages those girls to massage that man, when she acts like it’s totally normal for the man to touch those girls, it lures them into a trap. It allows the man to silence the alarm bells.”
Ghislaine did not speak up for herself during the trial pleading the fifth during her criminal trial. If you weren’t aware, the fifth amendment is used to protect one from incriminating themself during a trial. Keep in mind that Steven Titus Law tells us that “the language of the fifth amendment is very specific and only allows an individual to refuse to testify against themselves during a criminal trial and when they are on the witness stand.”
Because the trial is a federal criminal case, streaming, audio, filming and photography were not permitted.
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