Ghislaine Maxwell, disgraced Jeffrey Epstein’s one time girlfriend, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts.
According to the unsealed fillings the charges are enticement and conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two counts of perjury.
“In particular, from at least in or about 1994, up to an including at least in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18,” the indictment says.
The charges stem from luring young girls, as young as 14, to various Epstein owned residencies, in addition to her own in London.
Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire.
It has been widely rumored that Maxwell was the initial recruiter in the alleged perverted trafficking web.
Maxwell was arrested without incident in New Hampshire and will make
Jeffrey Epstein died of by suicide while awaiting trial. Epstein was charged with paying a considerable amount of money to have sex with girls as young as 14.
Epstein was facing his second round of charges. The first charges in 2011, resulted in what most call “the deal of a lifetime” which saw Epstein serve 13 months in the private wing of the Palm Beach County Stockade jail, with a 12 hour work release, 6 days a week. This deal was given by United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alexander Acosta.
District Attorney Acosta was later appointed as secretary of labor by President Trump. Secretary Acosta resigned amidst public pressure over the details of the deal he gave Epstein.
Arraignment and court dates for Maxwell have not been announced.