Authorities have sought her arrest since Epstein was charged previous year.
The FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Moreover, in an effort to hide her crimes, MAXWELL repeatedly lied when questioned about her conduct, including in relation to some of the minor victims described herein, when providing testimony under oath in 2016.More news: Kanye Releases New Song Featuring Travis Scott
An indictment made public Thursday said 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" girls under 18.
The body of 66-year-old Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of Manhattan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.More news: Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump
Maxwell is accused of grooming Minor Victim-1 by taking her shopping and to the movies and by inquiring about the child's family and school life. That case has since been settled. In addition to her arrest today, Maxwell is a defendant in at least three pending lawsuits that specifically name her as an accomplice to Epstein when it comes to "supplying [Epstein] with with a steady stream of young and vulnerable girls-many of whom were fatherless and came from struggling families", per the Daily Beast. Giuffre bolstered her allegations with a picture of herself, the prince and Maxwell, which Giuffre said was taken at the time. Here's what you need to know about the newly released charges against Maxwell. The suit was settled in 2018 under undisclosed terms.
As GoLocal reported in 2019, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's father - Brown University alum and Clinton Health Initiative founding Chief Executive Ira Magaziner - flew with both Epstein and Maxwell, but refused to answer questions about the relationships.More news: Two new confirmed cases brings running total to 47
Determined to obtain justice despite his death, dozens of women who say they were abused by Epstein have sued his estate. Farmer reported the incident to the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time.