New York / The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detained British “socialite” Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, and partner and ex-partner of Jeffrey Epstein, deceased magnate accused of child abuse, accused of being involved in his alleged sexual crimes.
Two veteran law enforcement sources told NBC’s News 4 New York program that the FBI arrested Maxwell in the state of New Hampshire on charges of conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse minors and that he is expected to appear later in the day. in court.
The Attorney General of the Southern District of New York reported, for its part, that Maxwell faces six crimes, four of them related to “persuading, inducing, attracting and coercing” minors to travel with the objective of carrying out criminal sexual acts with Epstein between 1994 and 1997, as well as two crimes of false testimony to the authorities that occurred in 2016.
The indictment document says it contributed to the sexual abuse of girls
The indictment document, which was accessed by Efe, states that the woman “assisted, facilitated and contributed to the abuse of girls by Jeffrey Epstein by, among other things, helping her to capture, prepare and ultimately abuse them, knowing both Maxwell and Epstein who were under the age of 18, “and as young as 14.
Epstein had been in a New York jail for just a month accused of creating a network of child sex trafficking when he hanged himself in his cell in August 2019, which led to the criminal proceedings against him being closed, but other investigations remain open for the civil route.
Maxwell, a former Epstein partner and a close friend of hers for years, allegedly helped the magnate to recruit teenagers, generally of low income, to have sex with influential people, including him, in exchange for favors such as education and work, according to several civil complaints.
The daughter of British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, the detainee helped Epstein manage his properties and introduced him to circles of high society that included celebrities and business executives. (2 July 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)