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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Second week begins the testimony of accusers – National

British social media sex abuse trial Ghislain Maxwell entered a second week on Monday after jurors last week heard testimony from a woman who said Maxwell set her up for abuse by the late financier. Jeffrey Epstein when she was a teenager.

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Prosecutors are expected to call three other accusers in the New York trial, which is expected to last through January. Maxwell, 59, is charged with recruiting and grooming four underage girls to be abused by Epstein between 1994 and 2004, and faces eight counts of sex trafficking and other counts.

In tearful and clear-cut testimony before federal court, the first accuser – known by the pseudonym Jane – said Epstein abused her from the beginning when she was 14 years old in the mid-1990s. Maxwell was also involved in the encounters, Jane said.

Maxwell, the daughter of the late British media baron Robert Maxwell, has pleaded not guilty. Her lawyers questioned the credibility of the four accusers and argued that prosecutors were only targeting Maxwell because Epstein was no longer alive.

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The well-connected, well-connected investor committed suicide in a Manhattan cell at age 66 in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges.

During the first week of the trial, jurors also heard from Epstein’s longtime personal pilot, who recalled Britain’s Prince Andrew and former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump flying on the plane. by Epstein. Jane said Epstein introduced her to Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club when she was 14 years old.

Neither Prince Andrew, Clinton nor Trump have been accused of misconduct.


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Victim Jeffrey Epstein recounts how she became a recruiter for his alleged sexual abuse ring


Victim Jeffrey Epstein recounts how she became a recruiter for his alleged sexual abuse ring

The jurors were also shown a green massage table that police seized from Epstein’s Palm Beach property during a 2005 search. Jane said she had sex several times. with Epstein starting with a massage. Prosecutors say the word massage was a “plot” to get underage girls into rooms with Epstein.

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