British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, has been charged in the US after being arrested by the FBI. She is an ex-girlfriend of convicted padophile Jeffrey Epstein,
Ghislaine Maxwell charges
Ghislaine Maxwell was probably assisting Epstein’s abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom underage victims.
After arresting her, they brought her to court and remanded in custody.
She previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Furthermore, five of the six charges brought against her each carry a sentence of five years. Also, with the sixth punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Four of the charges relate to the years 1994-97 when Ms Maxwell was among Epstein’s closest associates. And, also in an “intimate relationship” with him. The other two charges are allegations of perjury in 2016.
Ghislaine Makwell is charged with conspiracies to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. As well as, transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Additionally, she is charged with the actual activities of above listed.
Moreover, she allegedly attempted to befriend them. And, she and Epstein built the friendships by taking minor victims to the cinema or shopping.
Having built a rapport, Ms Maxwell would try to normalise sexual abuse for a minor victim by discussing sexual topics. With undressing in front of the victim. Apart from that she was present when a minor victim was undressed. And was present for sex acts involving the minor victim and Epstein.
History of the case
Allegations against Epstein had dated back years before the parents of a 14-year-old girl said he had molested her in 2005.
Some of Epstein’s victims are accusing Ms Maxwell of bringing them into his circle to be sexually active by him and his friends.
Ghislaine Maxwell has denied any wrongdoing
Anyhow, Epstein died in prison on 10 August as he awaited, without the chance of bail, his trial on sex trafficking charges.
With his arrest and running a network of underage girls, Epstein went into prison last year. They determined his death as suicide.
Numerous victims in civil and criminal cases had identified Ghislaine Maxwell as the lead person who groomed them and delivered to Epstein. Legal experts say as a charged co-conspirator, Ms Maxwell is just as liable for Epstein’s crimes and faces the same potential punishment. Prosecutors probably have numerous witnesses ready to testify.