NYC judge declines to overturn Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction for aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme
Ghislaine Maxwell at a benefit gala in New York in 2014.. - Rob Kim/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — A judge on Friday declined to overturn former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking conviction for aiding in Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of teenage girls. Manhattan Federal Court Judge Alison Nathan upheld Maxwell’s Dec. 29 conviction on three out of five counts. She found that federal prosecutors proved at trial that Maxwell engaged in a decadelong scheme with the deceased financier to groom minors for his sexual abuse. “(The) jury’s guilty verdicts were supported by the witness testimony and documentary evidence presented at trial,” reads Nathan’s order. A jury heard f...