Prosecutors added two charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in a caseaccusing her of grooming and abusing young women and girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s empire of abuse. The new counts against Maxwell now include sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor—the first time these statutes have been leveled against her.
“From at least in or about 2001, up to and including in or about 2004, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, Ghislaine Maxwell, the defendant, Jeffrey Epstein, and others known and unknown, willfully and knowingly did combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit an offense against the United States, to wit, sex trafficking of minors,” the superseding indictment states.
Shortly after the grand jury returned the new charges, prosecutors explained the changes between the indictments in a memo filed later in the day. The new indictment prolongs the length of the alleged conspiracy and adds a “Minor Victim-4.”