Longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on a six-count indictment charging her with grooming young girls for sex. The British socialite, 58, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m., sources told The Post. The just-unsealed indictment charges stem from Maxwell’s role “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein” as early as 1994, court papers say.
H/T: New York Post
“The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18,” the indictment says.
UPDATE: Watch acting U.S. Attorney for the SDNY Audrey Strauss announce the arrest at a press conference below.
The Ghislaine Maxwell indictment - charges include:— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 2, 2020
1) Conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts
2) Conspiracy to transport minors to engage in illegal sex acts
3) Transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts
4) Perjury pic.twitter.com/ec7HPEJUz9
The Maxwell indictment - where she groomed minors for Epstein - focuses on the years 1994-1997.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 2, 2020
[I'll later thread why the years are important...]
Minors abused in NY, FL, New Mexico, London.
The full indictment:https://t.co/2iKkKehuKk pic.twitter.com/3MfXaZjlpG
There will be a press conference today at noon to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein. The press conference will be livestreamed on Facebook @USAOSDNY. https://t.co/n1wN6uglOD pic.twitter.com/NRdDWYnW7q— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) July 2, 2020
FBI arrests Ghislaine Maxwell, friend of Jeffrey Epstein, in sex-trafficking probe | Just The News https://t.co/zbKTPFKotM— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) July 2, 2020
LATEST: Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested and charged with conspiracy and enticing minors to engage in sex https://t.co/LcFvU87Mhc— Bloomberg (@business) July 2, 2020
Frequent flyer, Bill Clinton, and Ghislaine Maxwell. pic.twitter.com/d6JM1mSbvP— Doug Ray (@RWSalt) July 2, 2020
Here’s #GhislaineMaxwell at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Was she prospecting there for underage recruits, or was she invited because of previous favors extended to the bride’s father? pic.twitter.com/Xqb57E0mWX— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 2, 2020
Read the arrest warrant and indictment below.