Predatory British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced today following the reading of victim statements.

The trial indictment identified only four of the 61-year-old’s victims but other accusers have also asked the court to be heard before she is sentenced at 4pm.

The Duke of York’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, is set to have her statement heard, in which she will say Maxwell used her “femininity to betray us” like she was “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

What time is Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing today?A photo issued by the US Department of Justice of (left to right) the Duke of York, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell. Picture: PA

Giuffre was not included in the trial but has become one of the most well-known accusers of Epstein after settling a sexual assault case against the Duke of York. Andrew denies her claims.

Ms Giuffre’s statement will say: “I want to be clear about one thing: Without question, Jeffrey Epstein was a terrible paedophile.

“But I never would have met Jeffrey Epstein if not for you.

“For me, and for so many others, you opened the door to hell.”

What is Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of?

What time is Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing today?A photo issued by US Department of Justice of Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein, which has been shown to the court during the sex trafficking trial of Maxwell in the Southern District of New York. Picture: PA

Ghislaine Maxwell is facing up to 65 years in prison for luring young girls to massage rooms to be molested by Jeffrey Epstein.

The 60-year-old, who was labelled “dangerous” by the prosecution during her three-week trial last year, helped entice vulnerable teenagers to the disgraced financier’s various properties for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.

Victims of Maxwell are set to tell the court in the Southern District of New York of her “relentless and insatiable drive to meet the sexual needs of Epstein” and their “retraumatisation” over having to give evidence during the trial.

The socialite was convicted in December last year of sex trafficking minors, conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

She was also found guilty of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

What time is it in New York?

New York's time zone is Eastern Daylight Time which is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

As sentencing is expected to begin at 4pm UK time, this will work out as around midday in New York.