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Ghislaine Maxwell’s indictment for luring underage girls slated for next week


(Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell, the former partner of Jeffrey Epstein, will be brought to justice on July 14 for cheating underage girls so that the financier, now deceased, can abuse them, according to a court order made Tuesday evening.

Judge Alison Nathan at Manhattan Federal Court said a bail hearing would be held at 1:00 p.m. EST that day by videoconference.

Maxwell, 58, arrived Monday at the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn. She was arrested on July 2 in a New Hampshire mansion, where investigators said she was lying down.

Prosecutors said Maxwell treated the girls so that Epstein abused them in the lavish homes of Palm Beach, Florida; New Mexico and Manhattan.

Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges of child trafficking between 2002 and 2005 when he was found hanged in a federal facility in Manhattan in August. The medical examiners concluded that his death was suicide.

Nathan said Tuesday that to optimize the quality of the video, only the judge, Maxwell, his lawyer and a prosecutor would appear on video at the hearing. The judge said that others could access the sound of the hearing by phone.

Maxwell faces up to 35 years in prison.

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Source: Reuters

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