[BREAKING] New Ghislaine Maxwell Indictment Adds Two Charges Against Her

Prosecutors have added two charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in a case accusing her of grooming and abusing young women and girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s empire of abuse. The new counts against Maxwell now include sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor, the first time these statutes have been brought against her.

Shortly after the grand jury returned the new charges, prosecutors explained the changes between the indictments in a memo filed later in the day. The new indictment prolongs the length of the alleged conspiracy and adds a “Minor Victim-4.”

From left, American real estate developer Donald Trump and his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, financier (and future convicted sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)

“From at least in or about 2001, up to and including in or about 2004, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, Ghislaine Maxwell, the defendant, Jeffrey Epstein, and others known and unknown, willfully and knowingly did combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit an offense against the United States, to wit, sex trafficking of minors,” the indictment reads.

“Whereas Count One of the S1 Indictment alleged that this conspiracy lasted through in or about 1997, Count One of the S2 Indictment alleges that the conspiracy continued through in or about 2004 and specifically identifies a fourth victim, Minor Victim-4, who was a victim of this conspiracy between approximately 2001 and 2004,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Comey wrote in a 4-page letter. Both additional counts include allegations involving “Minor Victim-4.”

When asked about the initial charges against Maxwell, her friend, and former Epstein associate Donald Trump shrugged and said, “Big deal”. Maxwell’s trial has been scheduled for July, and prosecutors say that they will help ensure that the defense has adequate time to prepare for it in light of the new charges.

[This is a developing story, please check back for updates]

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