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Ghislaine Maxwell hit with new sex trafficking charges from fourth accuser

Ghislaine Maxwell was hit with two new sex trafficking charges Monday — after a new accuser alleged the one-time British socialite recruited her for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was simply 14 years outdated, new court docket paperwork present. 

The alleged sufferer, who’s now in her early 30s, claims she was recruited to supply Epstein with nude, “sexualized massages” at his Palm Seaside residence beginning in 2001 and ending in 2004 when the lady was between 14 and 17 years outdated, the superseding indictment towards Maxwell in Manhattan federal court docket says. 

The teenager, recognized solely as “Minor Sufferer-4,” met Maxwell, now 59, quite a few instances on the Palm Seaside manse and alleges she groomed her to interact in sex acts with the now-deceased billionaire, regardless that she knew the lady was underage, the data state. 

“For instance, Maxwell requested Minor Sufferer-Four about her household and different points of her life. Maxwell additionally sought to normalize inappropriate and abusive conduct by, amongst different issues, discussing sexual matters in entrance of Minor Sufferer-Four and being current when Minor Sufferer- Four was nude within the therapeutic massage room of the Palm Seaside Residence,” the indictment alleges. 

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A new accuser alleged the one-time British socialite recruited her for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was simply 14 years outdated.
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On “a number of events” between 2001 and 2004, Maxwell and different Epstein associates referred to as the teenager to schedule appointments for massages after which paid her a whole lot of {dollars} in money as soon as she was accomplished finishing the therapeutic massage and sex acts, the court docket docs allege. 

All through that point, Maxwell and different associates allegedly despatched the child presents, together with lingerie, from an handle in Manhattan to the teenager’s Florida residence, the indictment states. 

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Maxwell and different associates allegedly despatched the child presents, together with lingerie, from an handle in Manhattan to the teenager’s Florida residence.
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Sooner or later, Maxwell requested the lady to journey with Epstein and even supplied to assist her get hold of a passport however the sufferer declined the invitation, the data allege. 

The accuser instructed prosecutors each Epstein and Maxwell inspired her to recruit different younger girls, together with minors beneath the age of 18, to supply sexualized massages for the billionaire and when she obliged, she was paid “a whole lot of {dollars} in money,” the data present. 

Whereas the unique indictment towards Maxwell accused her of sex trafficking-related offenses, the new charges are particularly for the act — she faces a new sex trafficking conspiracy cost and sex trafficking of a minor cost for the fourth alleged sufferer. 

The Metropolitan Detention Center, (MDC) in Brooklyn, a United States federal administrative detention facility is pictured on July 6, 2020
The Metropolitan Detention Heart (MDC) in Brooklyn the place Maxwell is being held.
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Additional, among the earlier charges towards Maxwell, together with conspiracy to entice minors to journey to interact in unlawful sex acts, had been expanded to a bigger time-frame to incorporate the new sufferer’s allegations. 

Beforehand, Maxwell was accused of committing crimes between 1994 and 1997 and she or he’s now accused of continuous these acts by 2004, a letter despatched by the prosecution explains. 

Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing where she was denied bail for her role aiding Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and eventually abuse of minor girls, in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell seems by way of video hyperlink throughout her arraignment listening to the place she was denied bail for her alleged function aiding Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and ultimately abuse of minor ladies on July 14, 2020.
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She has been locked up on the Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn since federal investigators discovered her hiding at a New Hampshire mansion over the summer season. She has pleaded not responsible to the prior charges and has denied any wrongdoing.

Her attorneys have petitioned to have her launched on bail quite a few instances however the choose overseeing the case has denied the requests. 

Her trial is slated to start on July 12. 

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