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Polaris Statement on Sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of today’s sentencing decision, Robert Beiser, Polaris’s Director of the Strategic Initiative on Sex Trafficking, released the following statement:

“Maxwell’s sentencing can never fully heal the harm caused by her, Jeffrey Epstein, and the many other men who trafficked and sexually assaulted these girls. We hope it sends a message that those who exploit the vulnerable in our communities will be held to account, no matter how rich the exploiters may be. The sentence today is directly due to the bravery and determination of survivors who demanded justice for themselves and others who endured the same violence and trauma. We hope the rest of perpetrators in this case will also be held accountable for their actions.”

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