Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Reportedly Arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cheryl Sanders
July 2, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and former girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of involvement in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports.

The FBI took her into custody on Thursday morning and she is due to appear in a federal court later, NBC News reports, citing two unnamed sources.

As reported by Law & Crime in September, Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said "she was only a 16-year-old girl" when "Maxwell approached her about a "traveling masseuse" job for a "super rich" guy and asked her if she was interested in interviewing for the position". The exact nature of the charges against her weren't immediately revealed.

Epstein died in a NY prison cell on 10 August as he awaited, without the chance of bail, his trial on sex trafficking charges. The search for Maxwell has been the subject of intense speculation, with reported sightings and rumors of her whereabouts popping up across the United States and even overseas.

Dozens of women say Maxwell recruited them when they were underage or very young to act as sexual servants for Epstein.

Maxwell's arrest comes nearly exactly a year after the arrest of Epstein, who died by suicide in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan in August 2019.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

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