Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time friend and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested on charges related to an already existing probe of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse.
Maxwell was arrested Thursday morning and charged with six counts in connection with the ongoing federal investigation into Epstein’s accomplices.
Maxwell was arrested Thursday morning in New Hampshire, according to Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office.
The six charges include enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts and two counts of perjury.
However, she has denied knowledge and any wrongdoing in Epstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Maxwell, 58, is the first to be charged in involvement with Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse of underage girls other than him.
She is the daughter of the late disgraced media mogul magnate Robert Maxwell, who swindled employees pension funds to salvage up his crumbling business empire.
She is scheduled to appear in a federal court sometime Thursday.
The indictment released Thursday, which was handed up by a federal grand jury in Manhattan, says that the charges stem from her role “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein.”
“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.
According to the indictment, those victims, included girls as young as 14 years old.
Indictment: “[Ghislaine] 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…