In New York, federal prosecutors filed sex-trafficking charges against Ghilaine Maxwell. According to The Washington Post, Maxwell’s trial will officially begin this summer, and has been further expanded by the latest charges.
According to the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, an unidentified victim has come forward. The victim alleges that Maxwell brought her to Epstein in 2001 when she was 14 years old. This new information alters the timeline that was originally created in Maxwell’s original indictment. At the time of the original indictment, Maxwell’s charges were specific to the mid 1990s.
However, according to The Washington Post, “The [victim] cited in court papers Monday was enlisted by Maxwell and paid to give Epstein sexualized massages between 2001 and 2004, according to the new indictment.”
While the girl was being paid in cash and other gifts for her encounters with Epstein, she was also encouraged to recruit other girls. Following her arrest, Maxwell was initially accused of recruiting and grooming Epstein’s victims. Now, she is facing charges of sex trafficking of a minor, and sex trafficking conspiracy.
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Original Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/ghislaine-maxwell-sex-trafficking-charges/2021/03/29/8fd7f1dc-90c9-11eb-a74e-1f4cf89fd948_story.html
Source: Washington Post
Photo Used: A photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell is displayed during a news conference held last year by federal prosecutors in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)