Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who was convicted late last year of helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison. “A sentence of 240 months is sufficient and no graver than necessary,” U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said while issuing the verdict. Nathan addressed those gathered inside the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, including Maxwell and some of her victims. “Ms. Maxwell directly and repeatedly and over the course of many years participated in a horrific scheme,” Nathan said. “Ms.