Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced at the end of June, after being convicted of recruiting teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.
US District Judge Alison Nathan has announced June 28 as the sentencing date, even as she waits to resolve the claims of Maxwellthe defense team a new trial must be ordered.
It comes after a juror – who has never been fully publicly identified – admitted to telling other jurors he was sexually abused as a child and used his experiences to persuade others to convict Maxwell.
His lawyers say the revelations warrant a new trial.
Maxwell, 60, was sentenced after month-long trial, in which prosecutors argued she recruited and groomed teenage girls for disgraced billionaire Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.
She once had a romantic relationship with the pedophile – who committed suicide in 2019 while in prison awaiting trial for sex trafficking – and later became his employee.
Maxwell’s defense argues that she became a scapegoat after his death.
It comes as the woman who accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault said she will ‘continue to expose the truth’ and thanked the judge who rejected the royal’s attempts to have her lawsuit thrown out.
Virginia Giuffre claims she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with Andrew when she was 17.
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The Duke of York – who vehemently denies his claims – will face a civil sex trial later this year.
However, he will do so as a “private citizen” after being officially stripped of his royal and military titles by the Queen.