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Seven women have written to the sentencing judge for Ghislaine Maxwell asking her to consider their pain as she prepares to decide how long the disgraced socialite will spend behind bars.

The accusers’ statements were released Friday by Manhattan prosecutors, who asked the judge to sentence Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for his “monstrous” crimes.

The 60-year-old man was guilty to recruit underage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein in December last year.

She was accused of recruiting and grooming four teenagers for Epstein to assault in massage parlors between 1994 and 2004.

Four women testified during Maxwell’s month-long trial, where they described sexual assaults of teenage girls by Epstein and Maxwell at Epstein’s mansions and estates in Manhattan, New Mexico, Florida and the Islands Virgins.

One of these women was Annie Farmer.

In her statement, she wrote that Maxwell’s lack of remorse and repeated lies forced “a long fight for justice that has felt like a black hole sucking up precious time, energy and well-being.”

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Calling Maxwell ‘dangerous and devious’, Ms Farmer’s sister Maria Farmer said her intersection with the British socialite and sexual assault by Epstein on a trip to Ohio cost her a promising career as a as an artist and always left her in danger outside.

She added that she believed Maxwell would hurt her “if she ever has a way”.

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Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein

“You deserve to spend the rest of your life in a prison cell”

Another woman, Virginia Giuffre, who won a settlement from Prince Andrew after accusing him in a civil sexual assault suit more than two decades ago, also filed a statement.

She said Maxwell “opened the door to hell” and deserved to be “trapped” just like his victims.

“Ghislaine, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you used your femininity to betray us, and you guided us through this ordeal,” she wrote.

“You could have put an end to the rapes, the assaults, the sickening manipulations that you organized, witnessed and even participated in.

“You could have called the authorities and reported that you were part of something horrible… Ghislaine, you deserve to spend the rest of your life in a prison cell. You deserve to be locked in a cage forever , just as you tricked your victims.”

Prince Andrew is being sued by Virginia Giuffre
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Virginia Giuffre filed a statement

Victim considered jumping into shark-infested waters

The statements also included nine graphic images of Sarah Ransome after she was taken to hospital following two suicide attempts.

She attributes trauma to attempts to spend time as a “sex toy” for Epstein and Maxwell, adding that she was so upset she once considered jumping off a cliff into shark-infested waters off the estate. billionaire.

Ms Ransome said she was stopped from taking the plunge by ‘Maxwell and company’ but at the time ‘the extremely risky escape seemed more appealing than being raped once again’.

Sarah Ransome leaves court on the first day of Ghislaine Maxwell's trial in the New York borough of Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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In a separate statement, a former British model known as “Kate” spoke of the “silent cries” in the minds of girls who were not yet adults.

Defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim included victim impact statements in a submission to the judge on Friday after the defense sought a sentence of no more than five years.

However, she heavily redacted parts and asked the judge to ignore some of them altogether because they were not directly part of the case that resulted in Maxwell’s conviction.

Prosecutors said no redactions were required or necessary because the privacy interests belonged to the victims and none requested that their statements be sealed.

Maxwell is due to be sentenced on June 28.

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