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Alleged Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell moved to jail in New York

Alleged Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell moved to jail in New York
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Accused Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to The Hill on Monday.

Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and longtime associate, faces a six-count indictment alleging she lured and groomed underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them in the mid-1990s. The indictment that was unsealed last week accuses Maxwell of participating in the abuse sometimes herself. 

The 58-year-old was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire and was kept over the weekend at the Merrimack County Jail, a medium-security facility about 20 miles from the home in which prosecutors found her, Reuters reported. The U.S. Marshals transferred Maxwell to New York.

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Maxwell, the daughter of the late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, is being detained without bail as prosecutors declared her a flight risk. She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted on four counts related to procuring and transporting minors for illegal sex acts and two counts of perjury for allegedly lying about her involvement. 

Maxwell is expected to first appear in federal court in Manhattan on Friday as prosecutors requested in a letter to a judge Sunday. 

Christian Everdell, Maxwell’s attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Epstein was found dead in August at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors in the early-2000s. Medical examiners ruled the financier’s death as a suicide. 

Maxwell had laid low since Epstein’s death, but prosecutors tracked her down in New Hampshire. William Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI in New York City, said “she slithered away to a gorgeous property … continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims lived with the trauma inflicted on them years ago.”