Woman Arrested In Relation To Jeffrey Epstein
Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday morning in New Hampshire.
Born in Britain, Maxwell grew up in luxury. Her father, Robert Maxwell, (a member of Parliament and well known publisher) died under mysterious circumstances in 1991. In the years following Robert's death, it was discovered that he had fraudulently withheld and misappropriated his company's finances. Having access to the wealth and connections of her father, Maxwell continued up the social ladder in Britain, and eventually onto an international stage.
Maxwell seems to have been flying under the radar since her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested last summer. Her whereabouts have been widely considered unknown for the last year. This was suspicious to many, considering her love for the social spotlight in years past.
According to a newly unsealed US federal indictment, Maxwell has been charged with:
two counts of perjury
enticement and conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts
transportation and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
A quote from the indictment reads:
In particular, from at least in or about 1994, up to and 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,
Despite Epstein's apparent suicide in August of last year, there is hope for his accusers to find justice among his colleagues and associates. With Maxwell's arrest now public, it is clear that the US Department of Justice is not letting go of this case. There has been no public comment from Maxwell or her attorney as of now.
Isaac Cary is a Breaking News Correspondent for The National Times.