On Thursday morning, the US arrested British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell following the investigations of the suicide of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a New York jail cell last year.
The FBI arrested Maxwell at 8:30am local time in the New England state of New Hampshire. A lot of people raised questions as to why Maxwell was roaming free for the last two years despite being so close to Epstein and also being subject to serious allegations herself.
Before her arrest, Maxwell’s whereabouts were unknown. Some speculated she lived near Boston, in California or even abroad but there were no public sightings.Maxwell denied any wrongdoings or cooperation with Epstein in his mass abuse of young, female victims. The indictment filed by the FBI charges Maxwell with several accounts of trafficking young females and alleges she was “present for and participated in the abuse”.
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The death of Epstein was widely felt by his victims as denying them their day in court and a chance for Epstein to have his crimes fully examined. The charges against Maxwell are a second chance for victims to get their justice.