Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison last month
Judge Nathan described Maxwell’s actions as “heinous and predatory” as she sentenced her to a term that exceeded her own maximum sentencing guideline of up to 19 years and eight months.
The jury found her guilty of recruiting and grooming four girls between 1994 そして 2004 for sexual encounters with her former boyfriend Epstein, who took his own life behind bars in 2019 while awaiting his own 性的人身売買 トライアル.
Maxwell’s attorney Bobbi Sternheim filed the appeal with the US federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.
Her lawyers unsuccessfully attempted to have her conviction thrown out in January after a juror admitted that he answered parts of the jury selection questionnaire incorrectly.
At a hearing in January the juror, known only as Scotty David, said he had done so inadvertently because he was “super distracted” and had “skimmed way too fast”.
Judge Nathan agreed with prosecutors that Scotty David had not skewed the outcome of the trial and dismissed the appeal.
During her sentencing, victim impact statements were read out including one from attorney Sigrid McCawley on behalf of her client Virginia Giuffre.
"私のために, and for so many others, you opened the door to hell,」ステートメントは読んだ.
Maxwell addressed the court in a carefully worded statement in which she stopped short of apologising for the crimes, 言って: “I empathise deeply with all the victims in this case.
“I realise I have been convicted of assisting Jeffrey Epstein to commit these crimes. My association with Epstein will permanently stain me. It is the biggest regret of my life that I ever met him.
“I believe Jeffrey Epstein fooled all of those in his orbit. His victims considered him a mentor, 友達, lover.”
Maxwell has requested that she see out her federal prison sentence at FCI Danbury, a minimum security prison in Connecticut that has hosted some of America’s most high-profile female prisoners.