Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to federal prison in Florida

Posted at 3:43 PM, July 25, 2022 and last updated 7:47 AM, June 2, 2023

By WFTS Digital Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFTS) — Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a Florida federal prison to continue serving her 20-year sentence.

Maxwell was taken to FCI Tallahassee, a low-security federal correctional institution, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

FILE — Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Project, attends a press conference on the Issue of Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations headquarters, June 25, 2013. Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies’ pension funds before dying a mysterious death. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who died while charged with sexually abusing teenage girls. (United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas via AP, File)

Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.

Her hearing in New York was the culmination of a prosecution that detailed how Epstein and Maxwell flaunted their riches and associations with prominent people to groom vulnerable girls and then exploit them.

Epstein died in prison in 2019 after being indicted on federal sex trafficking charges. Maxwell continues to deny abusing anyone.

This story was originally published July 25, 2022 by WFTS in Tampa, an E.W. Scripps Company.