BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for procuring teenage girls to be sexually abused by late financier Jeffrey Epstein after calling him a “manipulative, cunning and controlling man.”

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan handed down the stiff term after the British socialite’s lawyers asked for no more than five years.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December after a month-long trial of sex trafficking, transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts and two conspiracy charges.

She sobbed bitterly after Judge Alison Nathan pronounced her sentence, and she had some last words for the court.

“I am terribly sorry for what I did your honor,” Maxwell said as tears streamed down her face. “And I promise you I’m going to whip his behind as soon as I unite with him in hell.”