The FBI detains the ex-girlfriend of financier Jeffrey Epstein, tried for child sex trafficking

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Ghislaine Maxwell, who was the partner and alleged accomplice of pedophile, rapist and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Former financial mogul Jeffrey Epstein died hanging in his cell in a New York City jail in August 2019, a month after he was arrested on charges of child sex trafficking. The death was considered a suicide although Epstein’s relatives and lawyers refute it, but it ended a trial in which up to 36 women who had been raped or trafficked by Epstein when they were minors were identified. .

Many of the victims accuse Ghislaine Maxwell of having lured them to the financier to sexually abuse them and in some cases even accuse her of being directly involved in sexual abuse, accusations she categorically denies. Judicial sources told Reuters that the woman is due to appear in court today, Thursday.

The new documentary on the Epstein case broadcast by the Netflix platform sheds new light on the case that was closed and has mainly allowed to give voice to dozens of victims, who speak openly and portray a strategy of rape and child trafficking that Epstein should perpetrated for more than two decades from his mansion in Florida, close to that of Mar-a-Lago by U.S. President Donald Trump, with whom he had a relationship.

In fact, the financier’s friendships include well-known names in American politics, such as Donald Trump or Bill Clinton, but he also splashes the British monarchy, as one of the victims accuses Prince Andrew of raping her and participating in several of Epstein’s parties where he allegedly sexually trafficked minors.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, played a discreet role throughout the trial against Epstein, but is formally accused of facilitating the sex trafficking of teenage girls. The daughter of a British media mogul, Robert Maxwell, who mysteriously died in 1991 before it was revealed that she had defrauded millions of dollars of her media empire, Ghislaine Maxwell moved to New York in the 1990s, where she met Epstein, with who would maintain an intimate relationship for decades.

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