Jeffrey Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for conspiring with him to sexually abuse underage girls.
She is accused of assisting Epstein’s abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom victims known to be underage.
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested on Thursday morning, July 2, in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein investigation.
She is expected to appear in court later today to face charges that she conspired with the disgraced late financier to sexually abuse underage girls.
“She was arrested on the east coast on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today,” NBC News said in a report.
Ms Maxwell has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Epstein died in prison on 10 August as he awaited, without the chance of bail, his trial on sex trafficking charges.
Ghislaine, the daughter of media baron Robert Maxwell has been under investigation for facilitating Epstein’s recruitment of young girls and women.
She was named in multiple lawsuits by women who said they have been abused by Epstein in Manhattan and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s alleged victims, said in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell recruited her into Epstein’s circle, where she claims Epstein forced her to have sex with him and friends including British royal Prince Andrew – who has strongly denied the allegations.