Longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on a six-count indictment charging her with grooming young girls for sex.
According to sources, the British socialite, 58, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m.
The just-unsealed indictment charges stem from Maxwell’s role “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein” as early as 1994, court papers say.
“The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18,” the indictment says.
She is specifically accused of grooming three underage victims for sex with Epstein and his elite friends-,such as Bill Clinton, in places including his Upper East Side townhouse, Florida, New Mexico and London.
Maxwell is charged with six counts — conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and two counts of perjury.
Prosecutors also accuse Maxwell — a one-time girlfriend of Epstein’s — of repeatedly lying about her involvement in the financier’s sex trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition. The Epstein gal pal was wanting to keep court docs about her sex life sealed, however with Epstein himself dead, it’s likely her wish will not be granted!
Even though Epstein SUPPOSEDLY committed suicide in August while locked up in Manhattan on federal sex trafficking charges, prosecutors continued investigating his alleged crimes, leaving open the possibility that his associates could be arrested.
Maxwell went into hiding after the convicted pedophile’s death. Sources told us she was arrested in a house in the woods that she bought under an LLC in December. And she’s worked hard to keep her whereabouts secret- hopping from place to place within the USA. Maxwell, is the daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell who also has an address in London, and has long been accused of grooming young girls to have sex with Epstein and his inner circle of powerful pals. One of the most vocal Epstein victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, accused Maxwell of recruiting her as a teen in a 2015 defamation suit that has since been settled.
Maxwell allegedly perjured herself during a deposition in Giuffre’s suit by claiming she knew nothing about Epstein having sex with underage girls. Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Epstein, his close friend Prince Andrew, and a slew of other powerful men. However, Maxwell and Andrew have vehemently denied the claims…
Maybe now we will finally see who all was involved in Epstein’s sick circle of human trafficking- unless Ms. Maxwell is feeling suicidal….