Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial has begun in a New York City court room.
According to Radar, one of the late financier and Maxwell's alleged victims, Sarah Ransome, was seen walking into the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. “I never thought this day would come,” Ransome reportedly said as she made her way inside.
Ransome has claimed that she was raped three times while trying to find her way off of Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is not set to testify during the case.
According to the New York Times, Maxwell has been charged with one count of enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illegal sex acts, one count of sex trafficking of a minor, and three counts of conspiracy.
If convicted, she will face a 40-year sentence on the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors charge alone. The other alleged crimes carry maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years each. Maxwell has reportedly denied all allegations made against her.
"The picture that is being painted of my sister is one thousand degrees away from the person that I know," Isabel told CBS Mornings. "She's innocent and she has our love and support."
Her brother, Ian Maxwell also told the news show that he would ask his sister's alleged victims, "Can you look me in the eye and tell me honestly that Ghislaine Maxwell was responsible for your abuse? Or was it Jeffrey Epstein? Who should be here. Not my sister."