Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime friend, has been arrested, source says

Clay Curtis
July 2, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested and charged with conspiracy and enticing minors to engage in sex.

Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors when he died in August in a New York City federal prison.

The body of 66-year-old Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of Manhattan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.

Maxwell was taken into custody almost a year after Epstein was arrested and charged with sex trafficking minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls.

Federal prosecutors accuse Maxwell of working closely with Epstein in the mid 1990s to befriend young women. She has previously repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some of the claims against her "absolute rubbish".

Maxwell was not only paid by Epstein to manage his properties but was also involved in an intimate sexual relationship with him, the U.S. said.

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She was in custody Thursday morning in New Hampshire, sources told the Herald.

Epstein was accused of raping and trafficking underage girls over almost two decades. Victims also endured the couple's perversions at Maxwell's home in London, according to the indictment.

She is accused of helping Epstein groom victims for the rich and famous.

Epstein was arrested July 6 a year ago at an airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, as he returned from Paris on a private jet.

Maxwell was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, a small town in the middle of the state. She has long denied that she was involved in Epstein's actions. Her apparent ease of movement and lack of police questioning or apprehension in the last two years has raised the eyebrows of many observers of the Epstein saga, who wondered why someone so close to him and the subject herself of serious allegations had remained at liberty for so long. During those group sexualize massages, MAXWELL and/or Minor Victim-1 would engage in sex acts with Epstein.

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