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Ghislaine Maxwell moved out of solitary confinement 

She is set to be sentenced next month and faces up to 55 years in prison

Clodagh Meaney

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved out of solitary confinement.

The 60-year-old was in a segregated housing unit for almost two years since her arrest on charges of sex trafficking in July 2020.

Her brother, Ian Maxwell told the Telegraph that she is sharing a cell with other inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn after being moved to the general population.

“I am finally going to be able to see Ghislaine. Apart from a few seconds of snatched conversation I had with her at the bar of the court, we have not had any meaningful interactions,” he explained.

Ghislaine previously claimed that she was tortured and abused and in inhuman conditions while she was kept under high security for her own safety.

Ian said that fears for her safety while mixing with other inmates is nothing compared to the ordeal of knowing she was in solitary confinement.

“There are dangers in it but she has come out of … that torture she has suffered,” he claimed.

“She finally has access to things she has not had for almost two years, starting with human company. The prison guards were told not to talk to her.”

“She has had no human interaction; she has had no human company,” he said, claiming his sister “has kept her head held high and I admire her determination.”

In December 2021, Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five counts of sex trafficking after a jury found that she facilitated the sexual abuse of minors by her former partner, Jeffery Epstein.

She attempted to have her conviction overturned when it came to light that one juror did not disclose that they had been sexually abused as a child.

However, she lost the appeal with New York district Judge Alison Nathan said the juror’s failure to disclose his prior sexual abuse during the selection process was highly unfortunate but not deliberate.

The judge also concluded the juror “harboured no bias toward the defendant and could serve as a fair and impartial juror”.

She is set to be sentenced for her sex crimes on June 28th and could face up to 55 years in prison.

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