LUS prosecutors have requested 30 to 55 years in prison for Ghislaine Maxwell, who was found guilty on December 29 of recruiting underage girls for at least ten years to be abused by the wealthy Jeffrey Epstein, have US media reported.
In a document filed in federal court in New York, prosecutors wrote that the behavior of Maxwell, 60, was “monstrous”.
Maxwell’s lawyers attempted unsuccessfully earlier this year to have a new trial started because they believed one of the jurors had given misleading answers during jury selection. The defense argued in Manhattan court that they should not spend more than five years in prison and should not pay for Epstein’s crimes.
The multi-millionaire took his own life in 2019 while awaiting trial in prison in an abuse case against him.
The judge will deliver his decision on Tuesday.