News charges for Ghislaine Maxwell
When the 59yo’s highly anticipated trial starts in New York in July, she will have more sex trafficking and conspiracy charges to face along. Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of financier Jeffrey Epstein, was initially accused of recruiting and grooming his young victims. The new charges centre on claims that she groomed and paid a 14yo girl for sex with Epstein, bringing the number of victims in the case to 4 and extending the timeframe of the alleged crimes from 3 to 10 years. The British socialite has previously pleaded not guilty to similar charges and remains in a federal jail after she was denied bail 3 times. Epstein, a multi-millionaire charged with sex trafficking in 2019, took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial.
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