Oh boy. All of the people who thought the DOJ forgot about this case are interested once again. Myself included.
The FBI arrested the longtime friend of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, on Thursday morning. The charges are directly related to the Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking and abuse ring.
Maxwell is a British socialite from an extremely wealthy family. She was best friends with, and a former girlfriend of, Jeffrey Epstein and has been accused, by many underage girls, of being the procurer of girls to Epstein and other powerful people.
The indictment accuses Maxwell in the mid-1990s of helping him recruit and groom victims under the age of 18, some as young as 14 years old, so that Epstein could sexually abuse them his residences in several states.
The indictment says that “In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims”.
“In particular, from at least in and about 1994, up to an including in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abused victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18,” the indictment says.
It says some of the victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein.
Maxwell is also accused of 'repeatedly lying' under oath about the conduct.
One note that may be of interest, here: Just last week, Attorney General William Barr forced out the U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman for the SDNY, who was overseeing the Maxwell investigation.
The very next week Ghislaine Maxwell is arrested and charged.
This could be just a coincidence but one has to wonder how Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices got away with this for so long but suddenly are arrested and charged under the Trump administration. The Trump administration has cracked down, hard, on human and sex trafficking.