There’s been a fresh update to the notorious Jeffrey Epstein scandal in a way that does not bode well for Ghislaine Maxwell. Prosecutors added new charges to her indictment. Minor Victim-4, a 14-year-old child, was groomed to move up through the ranks by talking her friends into rubbing Epstein the wrong way for quick cash.
Money won’t pay these charges
Pedophile pervert Ghislaine Maxwell thought her money, high-echelon social connections, and blackmail tapes would keep her out of jail. It isn’t working. She can’t even get out on bail after offering to post $28.5 million in assets.
Her lawyers may be powerful but prosecutors just filed a “superseding indictment.” This time, it was a Manhattan grand jury and they wrote up more sex trafficking charges.
“The government made it clear in its original indictment,” they told the judge, “that the process of grooming victims for sexual activity” would be “a central part of its case.”
They’re referring to “the seemingly innocuous behavior by a predator to try and break down a victim’s barriers to abusive conduct.” The new charges say that “Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell conspired” to do nasty things to little girls between 1994 and 2004, not just up to 1997 as the previous indictment alleged.
“It took allegations beyond the earlier charges, which had alleged that Maxwell recruited three girls for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to 1997 and sometimes joined in the abuse.” The fourth girl was allegedly “sexually abused multiple times by Epstein between 2001 and 2004 at his Palm Beach, Florida, residence, beginning when she was 14 years old.”
Maxwell did her part by grooming the child “to engage in sex acts with Epstein through multiple means, including by giving her lingerie and hundreds of dollars in cash and by encouraging the girl to recruit other young females to provide ‘sexualized massages’ to Epstein.
Hefty sums of cash
Victim-4 got pretty good at recruiting girls from the playground. Federal prosecutors describe how she brought “multiple women and girls” to please Epstein. “She and those she recruited were also reportedly paid hefty sums of cash.”
According to the charges, Maxwell “facilitated Jeffrey Epstein’s access to minor victims knowing that he had a sexual preference for underage girls and that he intended to engage in sexual activity with those victims.”
One of the things about these new charges that her lawyers aren’t happy about, is the fact that this time the Grand Jury was empaneled in racially and politically diverse Manhattan.
Prosecutors smirk “the fact that the superseding indictment was returned by a Manhattan grand jury should negate an argument by Maxwell’s lawyers that the [original] indictment was unjustly returned by a White Plains grand jury that primarily would have been composed of white people.”
Maxwell was picked up from her hideout, “tucked away” in New Hampshire about nine months ago. The 59-year-old socialite has been under deathwatch in the same federal prison where Epstein didn’t hang himself, until she goes to trial on the charges. Even though she swears up and down she’s not suicidal, the guards aren’t taking any chances.
They seem to enjoy making her miserable. Three times now, the judge has denied bail requests. The most recent offer was to “renounce her citizenships in the United Kingdom and France,” agree to “be kept in place by armed guards,” and “post $28.5 million in assets.” Nope. She’s friends with the Rothschild family. To them, $30 million is change under the sofa cushions.