# Longtime associate of serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine (Ghe-lane) Maxwell, has been convicted on five of six counts related to the abuse and trafficking of underage girls by a 12-person jury in New York. The 60-year-old faced six counts for allegedly conspiring with and aiding Epstein in his sexual abuse of underage girls between 1994 and 2004. Epstein died by suicide in jail in 2019. Maxwell now faces up to 65 years in prison. Her legal team says they are already working on appealing the ruling.