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Ms Maxwell, who spent decades rubbing shoulders with British royals and US presidents, is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late disgraced financier to sexually abuse between 1994 og 2004.
I juli 2020, she was tracked down by the FBI and arrested after she was charged with enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity and several other related counts.
While Epstein died by suicide in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, awaiting his own trial, Ms Maxwell’s hearings are expected to reveal new details about the case.
The daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell, Ms Maxwell faces the prospect of up to 35 years of jail if she is found guilty.
What is the truth about Jeffrey Epstein’s island?
Jeffrey Epstein’s private paradise of Little St James in the US Virgin Islands allegedly became the centre of his international sex trafficking ring.
The island property that Epstein called home was often used to host celebrities and famous personalities. But the island over the years gained a handful of sinister nicknames: “Orgy Island,” “Pedophile Island,” and “Island of Sin.”
It soon became the centre of a web of lawsuits and criminal investigations seeking to untangle the life of Epstein, who died in prison in 2019 i en alder av 66 in what authorities said was a suicide.
But what is the truth about the 75-acre island? Io Dodds rapporter.
Accusers say billionaire’s private paradise of Little St James in US Virgin Islands was centre of international sex trafficking ring
How Ghislaine Maxwell got involved with Jeffrey Epstein?
The couple was routinely photographed with high profile public figures including Donald Trump, and Bill Clinton, as well as Prince Andrew.
derimot, when allegations of sexual exploitation against Epstein surfaced, Ms Maxwell’s involvement was also claimed.
According to prosecutors, she created a network of underage victims for Epstein to sexually exploit. A victim said that Ms Maxwell and Epstein “worked as a team” in “grooming” girls” to be sexually abused by the disgraced financier.
Here’s the full story of how the two met and ended up getting caught up in sexual exploitation charges.
British socialite faces decades behind bars if convicted on sex trafficking charges
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?
She has been in prison awaiting the start of the trial for 15 months – since she was tracked down by the FBI and arrested in July 2020.
The daughter of deceased media mogul Robert Maxwell spent decades rubbing shoulders with British royals and US presidents. But now she could be sentenced to up to 35 years in prison if found guilty of the charges.
Here’s everything you need to know about the incarcerated British socialite.
Maxwell, 59, could be sentenced to up to 35 years in prison if found guilty of sex trafficking
Everything you need to know about the Ghislaine Maxwell trial
As the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is about to begin, questionnaires have already been sent out to potential jurors in the case and her fate will be decided in the next six weeks at Manhattan courtroom.
Federal prosecutors have charged Ms Maxwell with conspiracy and enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, og transport av mindreårige for å delta i kriminell seksuell aktivitet for angivelig pleie og rekruttering av mindreårige jenter fra 1994 gjennom 1997.
Hun er også siktet for sexhandel med en mindreårig fra 2001 til 2004, i tillegg til en telling av sexhandel-konspirasjon. Hvis dømt, Ms Maxwell, 59, can spend upto 35 år i fengsel.
Here’s everything you need to know about the trial and charges against the British socialite.
British socialite faces decades in prison if convicted of sex trafficking for Jeffrey Epstein