By now, most people know who Jeffrey Epstein is but just in case you don’t, Epstein was a well known American financier and socialite who developed an elite social circle and procured many women, mostly underage girls, who were then sexually abused by Epstein and some of his contacts (who allegedly include the likes of Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew).
Epstein was arrested in July last year but killed himself in his jail cell a little over a month later. While Epstein himself was convicted, those allegedly complicit in his activities have not. One such person is his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
With so many victims accusing Maxwell of being just as bad as Epstein, it looks like justice is finally served as she’s been arrested in the United States on Thursday on charges of helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein.
As you’d expect, Maxwell has denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. the 58-year old face charges that include two counts of perjury, or lying to investigators, conspiracy, enticing a minor to travel to engage in illicit sex acts, and transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
According to court papers, Maxwell had enticed and caused minor victims to travel to Epstein’s residence in different states” on top of assisting in their “grooming for and subjection to sexual abuse”. Prosecutors claim that Maxwell was well aware of Epstein’s preference for minor girls, and that he intended to sexually abuse them.
According to FBI assistant director of the the New York office William Sweeney, the FBI had recently learned that Maxwell was living it up in a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege whilst her victims has to live with the trauma inflicted upon them all those years ago.
News like this is always nice to hear, especially because it seemed like Maxwell was going to get away scot free for the longest time. Now, if only Prince Andrew would come in for questioning.