NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — A list of all the Charges against Ghislaine Maxwell, via our friends at technofog.
The Maxwell trial starts today.
The following is what you need to know about the charges.
Maxwell faces the following charges:
Count One: Conspiracy to Entice Minors to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts.
Count Two: Enticement of a Minor to Travel to Engage in Illegal Sex Acts.
Count Three: Conspiracy to Transport Minors with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.
Count Four: Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.
Count Five: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy.
Count Six: Sex Trafficking of a Minor.
Counts Seven and Eight: Perjury (stemming from allegedly false deposition testimony during a civil suit).
According to the 24-page superseding indictment, Maxwell was involved “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein.” From approximately 1994 to 2004, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18.” Some victims were as young as 14 years old.
The minor victims were groomed and/or abused at multiple locations, including Epstein’s Manhattan Property; Epstein’s Palm Beach Residence; Epstein’s New Mexico Ranch; and Maxwell’s personal residence in London. Epstein and Maxwell are alleged to have encouraged and enticed “one or more minor victims to engage in paid sex acts with Epstein” by scheduling “massage” appointments.
One victim was 14 years-old when Maxwell met her. Maxwell is accused to have groomed this victim by befriending her and then normalizing “inappropriate and abusive conduct. During the massage sessions, it is alleged that “Maxwell and/or Minor Victim-1 would engage in sex acts with Epstein.” With respect to Minor Victim-2 and Minor Victim-3, Maxwell is said to have groomed them before introducing them to “massages” with Epstein. Minor Victim-4 suffered the same fate. Additionally, “both Epstein and Maxwell invited Minor Victim-4 to travel with Epstein and offered to assist Minor Victim-4 with obtaining a passport.”