Attorney for Epstein victim says Prince Andrew is one of 'the next targets' after Maxwell sentencing

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By stefan armitage

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Prince Andrew is said to be "the next target" for investigation by US authorities, according to Virginia Giuffre's lawyer.

The attorney's remarks come after Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for her crimes related to sex trafficking.

Per BBC News, the 60-year-old former socialite's after being found guilty on five of the six charges brought against her in late December. These include sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and three related counts of conspiracy.

Her convictions related to the allegations of abuse against young girls in conjunction with wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein

Following the sentencing, attorney Brad Edwards - who represented Virginia Giuffre in her $16 million settled claim against Prince Andrew - revealed that he hopes more of Maxwell and Epstein's associates will face investigations by the FBI.

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A photo allegedly showing Prince Andrew and 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre in Jeffrey Epstein's house. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy

"Let’s hope they’re the next target. If we have anything to do with it, they will be," Edwards said outside New York's federal court.

Attorney Spencer Kuvin - who represents several of Epstein and Maxwell’s other victims - agreed, telling The Mirror:  "Obviously, [Prince] Andrew is one of the targets they will be looking into."

"He should definitely be concerned, but... if he did nothing wrong, then come forward and tell the full story to the FBI, not the media," Kurvin added.

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Outside of the New York court, one of Maxwell's accusers said she should have been imprisoned for the rest of her life.

The sentencing was pronounced by Judge Alison J Nathan, who described d Maxwell's crimes as "heinous and predatory", stating that the pair used a "playbook" in order to inflict "incalculable" damage to their victims.

Judge Nathan added: "Ms Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable and played a pivotal role in facilitating sexual abuse."

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The judge hopes that Maxwell's sentence will send an "unmistakable message" that these crimes will not be tolerated, explaining: "A substantial sentence will send an unmistakable message that those who engage in sexual abuse and trafficking of underage victims will be held accountable by the law.

"The rule of law demands, and this court agrees, that whether you are rich or powerful or entirely unknown, nobody is above the law."

"A sentence of 240 months is sufficient and no graver than necessary," Judge Nathan added.

Featured image credit: Zuma Press / Alamy

Attorney for Epstein victim says Prince Andrew is one of 'the next targets' after Maxwell sentencing

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By stefan armitage

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Prince Andrew is said to be "the next target" for investigation by US authorities, according to Virginia Giuffre's lawyer.

The attorney's remarks come after Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for her crimes related to sex trafficking.

Per BBC News, the 60-year-old former socialite's after being found guilty on five of the six charges brought against her in late December. These include sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and three related counts of conspiracy.

Her convictions related to the allegations of abuse against young girls in conjunction with wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein

Following the sentencing, attorney Brad Edwards - who represented Virginia Giuffre in her $16 million settled claim against Prince Andrew - revealed that he hopes more of Maxwell and Epstein's associates will face investigations by the FBI.

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A photo allegedly showing Prince Andrew and 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre in Jeffrey Epstein's house. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy

"Let’s hope they’re the next target. If we have anything to do with it, they will be," Edwards said outside New York's federal court.

Attorney Spencer Kuvin - who represents several of Epstein and Maxwell’s other victims - agreed, telling The Mirror:  "Obviously, [Prince] Andrew is one of the targets they will be looking into."

"He should definitely be concerned, but... if he did nothing wrong, then come forward and tell the full story to the FBI, not the media," Kurvin added.

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Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Outside of the New York court, one of Maxwell's accusers said she should have been imprisoned for the rest of her life.

The sentencing was pronounced by Judge Alison J Nathan, who described d Maxwell's crimes as "heinous and predatory", stating that the pair used a "playbook" in order to inflict "incalculable" damage to their victims.

Judge Nathan added: "Ms Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable and played a pivotal role in facilitating sexual abuse."

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Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy

The judge hopes that Maxwell's sentence will send an "unmistakable message" that these crimes will not be tolerated, explaining: "A substantial sentence will send an unmistakable message that those who engage in sexual abuse and trafficking of underage victims will be held accountable by the law.

"The rule of law demands, and this court agrees, that whether you are rich or powerful or entirely unknown, nobody is above the law."

"A sentence of 240 months is sufficient and no graver than necessary," Judge Nathan added.

Featured image credit: Zuma Press / Alamy