Teen trafficking for sex / Prince Andrew may be next target by prosecutors after Maxwell conviction
Jeffrey Epstein's accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a New York court for aiding a financier who sexually abused underage girls between 1994 and 2004.
During the hearing, the victims described Maxwell as a monster and said she had opened the door to hell for you.
Following her conviction, lawyers have demanded that other Epstein associates, including Prince Andrew, be investigated.
Brad Edwards, who legally represented one of the accusers of the Duke of York, Virginia Giuffre, called on the FBI not to stop the investigation.
Asked about others who might be involved with Maxwell and Epstein, he said: "Let's hope they are the next target."
He was backed by Spencer Quinn, who represented a number of Epstein and Maxwell victims, and said Prince Andrew 'should be concerned'.
"Obviously, Andrew is one of the targets they will be looking at," he said.
The charges against Epstein first surfaced in 2005.
The FBI and local police at the time had amassed evidence of sexual misconduct with many underage girls.
But under an agreement with federal and state prosecutors in Florida, which was later criticized, Epstein pleaded guilty to prostitution-related charges involving only one girl and served 13 months in prison, most of which served the community.
In the years that followed, many women sued Epstein for alleged abuse.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents several Epstein victims and a witness who claims to have seen Andrew with Ms. Giuffre together, said: "We urge the FBI to fully investigate Prince Andrew.
The Virginia Giuffre civil case should be just the beginning. Everyone connected with Epstein and Maxwell should be carefully investigated. '