Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of aiding the late pedophile and female trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was denied bail. She herself officially pleads not guilty.
The judge decided to leave her in custody, as there is a danger that she will escape from justice. Two Epstein accusers asked a judge to detain the British woman after she pleaded not guilty on charges during a trial in Manhattan.
US District Judge Alison J. Nathan also believes that even the most severe form of release will not be enough, since Maxwell will try to escape – she has a prison term of 35 years.
Maxwell was arrested on July 2 at her estate in New Hampshire, where she refused to open the door for FBI agents. She bought a mansion for $ 1 million at the end of last year and was hiding in it from the authorities. US Assistant Attorney Alison Moe said that Maxwell was impersonating journalist Jen Marshall when she acquired the estate in New Hampshire.
Prosecutors found evidence that Maxwell recruited at least three girls, one of whom was only 14 years old, with the aim of sexual slavery for Epstein in the period from 1994 to 1997.