Jeffrey Epstein got off easy. At least, that seems to be the consensus among Americans who were appalled that he was able to commit suicide while being held in one of the nation’s most secure detention facilities.
Of course, there are plenty of conspiracy theories regarding his death, bolstered by the strange circumstances surrounding the incident. Not only had Epstein recently been removed from suicide watch at the behest of his lawyer, but the cameras in that particular wing of the prison were inoperable at the time. Jeffrey Epstein was likely the most infamous prisoner anywhere in the nation at the time, which seems to reiterate the bizarre nature of his death.
The wealthy socialite and previously convicted pedophile appeared to have taken many of his secrets to his grave with him, as investigators soon saw the trail go cold.
Then, this week, something miraculous happened.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into Epstein’s accomplices, according to court documents and a person familiar with the matter.
Maxwell is charged with 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, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.
“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.
Maxwell is believed to have been an integral part of Epstein’s alleged and illicit business, and was often photographed in close proximity to some of the high profile names he associated with.
Now we can only hope that Maxwell actually makes it to trial.
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