Sex trafficking charges have been added to the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Prosecutors alleged that a conspiracy to sexually abuse girls took place between 1994 and 2004, and a fourth alleged victim has been added to the case.
A rewritten indictment indicated that instead of the crimes being limited to a three-year period during the 1990s, Epstein and Maxwell’s conspiracy actually stretched over a decade.
59-year-old Maxwell has been refused bail packages three times by a judge and won’t be leaving the federal jail where she’s being held anytime soon.
The fourth alleged victim, who was added to the case in the rewritten indictment, said that between 2001 and 2004, beginning when she was 14 years old, she was sexually abused multiple times by Epstein at his residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
Ghislaine Maxwell is in position to get absolutely crushed at trial, and I think it’s now too late for her to flip. And at trial — no more of this redacted stuff, names get named.https://t.co/RyEdZR3eSa
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) March 30, 2021
When Ghislaine Maxwell eventually names Prince Andrew I want everyone to remember that the UK was more concerned about Meghan touching her baby bump & denying the racism against her/Archie than they were about a potential pedo Prince which they still happily pay for pic.twitter.com/KDD5jGq77M
— Myra (@SussexPrincess) March 30, 2021
Maxwell is claimed to have groomed the girl by providing her with lingerie and hundreds of dollars in cash to engage in sex acts with Epstein. The indictment also said that the girl was encouraged to recruit other young girls to give Epstein “sexualised massages”.
The US government promised that if Maxwell’s lawyers do not request to postpone a trial scheduled for July 12, it will not bring another rewritten indictment against her.
“I just wish her well” – Donald J. Trump https://t.co/Cx4oYBA9X5
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) March 30, 2021
Earlier in the year, Maxwell’s lawyers challenged the charges held against her, saying that they didn’t properly allege any crimes. Be careful what you wish for, guys.