Ghislaine Maxwell: Survivors speak of relief after guilty verdict

File photo issued by US Department of Justice of Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein

A woman who was groomed by Ghislaine Maxwell and gave key evidence at her sex-trafficking trial hopes the verdict will bring “solace” to other survivors.

“I am so relieved and grateful,” said Annie Farmer, the only witness to use her real name during her testimony.

“I hope this verdict… demonstrates that no one is above the law.”

Maxwell was found guilty of grooming underage girls to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein. Her lawyers say they will appeal against the verdict.

‘No-one is above the law’: Victims react to Maxwell verdict
The 60-year-old was convicted on five of the six counts she faced, including the most serious charge – that of sex-trafficking a minor.

The verdict, reached after five full days of deliberation by a 12-person jury in New York, means the British socialite could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

Ms Farmer, now 42 and a psychologist, testified that she had been lured when she was 16 to a New Mexico ranch owned by Epstein, where Maxwell had given her a nude massage.

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