58-year-old British socialite was arrested last week in a million-dollar estate she bought months ago in New Hampshire, where prosecutors say she was hiding after Epstein was killed was committed suicide in a Manhattan prison last August. At the time, Epstein, 66, was facing charges of sex trafficking.
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Maxwell was brought to New York by the US Marshals Service on Monday while housed in a federal detention center in Brooklyn.
Her lawyers did not return a message requesting comment, although they said in court documents that they spoke with her on Monday evening.
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Prosecutors say they plan to request that Maxwell be kept in custody pending trial on the grounds that she has money, connections abroad, and incitement to flee. They said she was also a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom and France.
In addition to a telephone stream made available to the public for the hearing, the judge declared that a video stream of the remote procedure would also be installed in the jury’s meeting room at the courthouse.
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“Due to the demands of social distancing, seats will be extremely limited,” wrote the judge. All visitors to the courthouse will also have their temperature checked and face masks will be required, she added.
In an unsealed indictment last week, prosecutors relied on the statements of three women who were allegedly recruited by Maxwell and sexually abused by Epstein from 1994 to 1997. Court documents alleged that the abuse began when one of them was barely 14 years old and had performed. in residences in Palm Beach, Florida; Santa Fe, New Mexico and London.
Maxwell repeatedly denied his wrongdoing and qualified some of the complaints against his “absolute garbage”.
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