New York — Gisrain Maxwell urges U.S. judges not to accept testimony from four female accusers in a ruling next Tuesday for helping financialist Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse a minor girl. rice field.
In a Friday letter to Patrol Judge Allison Nathan, who will preside over Maxwell's trial and decide on a British member of society, Maxwell's lawyer Bobby Sternheim said in a woman's "to the victims" He said it was "excessively disadvantageous" to publish a "statement of impact." Consider them when imposing statements.
"The decision process must not be a bully to the alleged abuser," Sternheim wrote.
The prosecutor and Maxwell's lawyer have agreed that the other two accusers, Annie Farmer and Virginia Juffle, are eligible as victims under federal crime victim rights law. ..
Farmer and the accuser "Kate", who testified in Maxwell's trial, will attend her decision in the Federal Court of Manhattan, but other accusers will not attend, the prosecutor said. ..
Maxwell, 60, recruited and cared for four girls abused by Epstein between 1994 and 2004, out of six counts, including sexual trafficking. Five were convicted on December 29th.
Prosecutors want Maxwell to spend at least 30 years in prison because of his "total lack of repentance" because Maxwell has accused others of his "shocking predatory" behavior. I'm out.
Maxwell wants a shorter sentence than the prosecutor's recommendation of 20 years.
Friday's filings included written statements from Farmer, Kate, and Juffre about how Maxwell affected their lives.
"This toxic combination of being sexually exposed, exploited, confused, naive, and blaming yourself all brought great shame," writes Farmer.
Kate describes being around Maxwell as "like riding a roller coaster, designed to confuse me as a vulnerable young girl and take her power away." Did.
Jufre made her statement directly to Maxwell.
"You have opened the door to hell," she wrote. "But Gislein, know you tried to destroy me but didn't succeed."
Epstein, 66, was waiting for a sexual trafficking trial. Was found dead in a prison cell in August 2019. (Report by Jonathan Stempel in New York, edited by Richard Chan)