Ghislaine Maxwell is behind bars — the same place she's been since she was arrested in July 2020 — after she was found guilty by a New York jury on Wednesday of grooming minors for sexual abuse at the hands of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell was found guilty on five out of six sex trafficking-related charges, and faces up to 65 years if she receives the maximum sentence. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Maxwell's defense attorneys have already indicated that they plan to appeal the conviction. Bobbi Sternheim, part of Maxwell's defense team, said after the verdict that "we firmly believe in Ghislaine's innocence. We are very disappointed in the verdict. We have already started working on an appeal and we are confident that she will be vindicated."