Jeffrey Epstein’s pal Ghislaine Maxwell faces new fees over intercourse crimes
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell participate in sponsoring de Grisogono. The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series in aid of Wall Street Rising with a performance by Rod Stewart on Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City.
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WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors on Monday filed two additional charges in the sex crime case against Ghislaine Maxwell, a British celebrity and friend of the late sex criminal and financier Jeffrey Esptein.
The new censuses filed in the southern borough of New York accuse Maxwell of the sex trafficking and underage sex trafficking conspiracy.
Maxwell, who is awaiting trial for recruiting underage girls to be sexually assaulted by Epstein, was arrested on July 2 in New Hampshire. She has pleaded not guilty in the case.
In addition to allegations related to allegedly recruiting and caring for multiple underage girls for her ex-boyfriend Epstein in the 1990s, Maxwell is also charged with perjury for lying during a filing of a lawsuit filed by an Epstein prosecutor.
The 66-year-old Epstein died in August 2019 in a federal prison in Manhattan as a result of a suicide by hanging.
At the time of his death, Epstein was being held without bail for trafficking in children.
Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, previously pleaded guilty to Florida charges of including paying an underage girl for sexual services.
In this case, he was imprisoned for 13 months but was released for much of that time on account of being fired.