Courtesy of NBC:
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and heiress who became a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and was later implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI, two senior law enforcement sources tell News 4 New York.
She was arrested in Bedford, New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, and is expected to appear in a federal court later today, the sources say.
The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, going back as far as 1994.
“In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims,” the indictment says.
The daughter of media baron Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine was a one-time girlfriend of Epstein’s and was at the high-flying investor’s side for decades.
But she was also alleged to have helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful. One of those teens, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, leveled that charge against Maxwell in a 2015 defamation suit, as have a number of other women since.
In my opinion, pedophiles are the lowest form of life on earth, and I have always had a particularly hard time understanding when they have wives or girlfriends who assist them in their criminal activity.
I am quite fascinated to hear what they on this woman, but also what she might be willing to share with prosecutors in order to get a more lenient sentence.
I just hope they keep an eye on her and keep her away from unworking cameras, sleepy guards, and paper-thin sheets.
I understand those things can be fatal when it comes to the Epstein case.