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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2020 11:31 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/06/2020 11:31 AM
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Ghislaine Maxwell Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Conspiring With Jeffrey Epstein To Sexually Abuse Minors

New York, NY...Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Dermot Shea, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced that GHISLANE MAXWELL was arrested this morning and charged with enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit both of those offenses, and perjury in connection with a sworn deposition. The Indictment unsealed today alleges that between at least in or about 1994 through 1997, MAXWELL and co-conspirator Jeffrey Epstein exploited girls as young as 14, including by enticing them to travel and transporting them for the purpose of engaging in illegal sex acts. As alleged, knowing that Epstein had a preference for young girls, MAXWELL played a critical role in the grooming and abuse of minor victims that took place in locations including New York, Florida, and New Mexico. In addition, as alleged, MAXWELL made several false statements in sworn depositions in 2016. MAXWELL is expected to be presented this afternoon in the in federal court in New Hampshire. This case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan.



The Above Video Form 60 Minutes Australia Is A Great Summary of This Case.



Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As alleged, Ghislaine Maxwell facilitated, aided, and participated in acts of sexual abuse of minors. Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, and then delivered them into the trap that she and Jeffrey Epstein had set. She pretended to be a woman they could trust. All the while, she was setting them up to be abused sexually by Epstein and, in some cases, Maxwell herself. Today, after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell finally stands charged for her role in these crimes.”

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “Preserving the innocence of children is among the most important responsibilities we carry as adults. Like Epstein, Ms. Maxwell chose to blatantly disregard the law and her responsibility as an adult, using whatever means she had at her disposal to lure vulnerable youth into behavior they should never have been exposed to, creating the potential for lasting harm. We know the quest for justice has been met with great disappointment for the victims, and that reliving these events is traumatic. The example set by the women involved has been a powerful one. They persevered against the rich and connected, and they did so without a badge, a gun, or a subpoena - and they stood together. I have no doubt the bravery exhibited by the women involved here has empowered others to speak up about the crimes of which they've been subjected.”

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said: “The heinous crimes these charges allege are, and always will be abhorrent for the lasting trauma they inflict on victims. I commend our investigators, and law enforcement partners, for their continuing commitment to bringing justice to the survivors of sexual assault, everywhere.”

If you believe you are a victim of the sexual abuse perpetrated by Jeffrey Epstein, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL FBI, and reference this case.

According to the Indictment[1] unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:

From at least 1994 through at least 1997, GHISLAINE MAXWELL assisted, facilitated, and participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Jeffrey Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to MAXWELL and Epstein to be under the age of 18. The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by MAXWELL and Epstein, both of whom knew that their victims were in fact minors. As a part and in furtherance of their scheme to abuse minor victims, MAXWELL and Epstein enticed and caused minor victims to travel to Epstein’s residences in different states, which MAXWELL knew and intended would result in their grooming for and subjection to sexual abuse.

As alleged, MAXWELL enticed and groomed minor girls to be abused in multiple ways. For example, MAXWELL attempted to befriend certain victims by asking them about their lives, taking them to the movies or taking them on shopping trips, and encouraging their interactions with Epstein. MAXWELL also acclimated victims to Epstein’s conduct simply by being present for victim interactions with Epstein, which put victims at ease by providing the assurance and comfort of an adult woman who seemingly approved of Epstein’s behavior. Additionally, to make victims feel indebted to Epstein, MAXWELL would encourage victims to accept offers of financial assistance from Epstein, including offers to pay for travel or educational expenses. MAXWELL also normalized and facilitated sexual abuse by discussing sexual topics with victims, encouraging them to massage Epstein, and undressing in front of a victim.

As MAXWELL and Epstein intended, these grooming behaviors left minor victims vulnerable and susceptible to sexual abuse by Epstein. MAXWELL was then present for certain sexual encounters between minor victims and Epstein, such as interactions where a minor victim was undressed, and ultimately MAXWELL was present for sex acts perpetrated by Epstein on minor victims. That abuse included sexualized massages during which a minor victim was fully or partially nude, as well as group sexualized massages of Epstein involving a minor victim where MAXWELL was present.

As alleged, minor victims were subjected to sexual abuse that included, among other things, the touching of a victim’s breasts or genitals, placing a sex toy such a vibrator on a victim’s genitals, directing a victim to touch Epstein while he masturbated, and directing a victim to touch Epstein’s genitals. MAXWELL and Epstein’s victims were groomed or abused at Epstein’s residences in New York, Florida, and New Mexico, as well as MAXWELL’s residence in London, England.

Additionally, in 2016, while testifying under oath in a civil proceeding, MAXWELL repeatedly made false statements, including about certain specific acts and events alleged in the Indictment.

* * *

GHISLAINE MAXWELL, 58, is charged with one count of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, one count of conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, one count of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and two counts of perjury, each of which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant would be determined by the judge.

Ms. Strauss praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI and the NYPD.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex Rossmiller, Alison Moe, and Maurene Comey are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-06 11:48:33   By: Anonymous
 
Let's see if she names Trump.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 12:06:42   By: Anonymous
     
    She will name Biden, Clinton and Obama. Democrats were screwing around everywhere.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:53:06   By: Anonymous
       
      ^HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Your funny. Trump met Melania at a Epstein party. Epstein did her before Donnyboy did. Donnyboy was sloppy seconds. The Maxwell chick filmed it, will hold that as collateral. Do you think she will hang herself like Epstein did(n't).

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        Posted on: 2020-07-06 14:35:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump is a real sexual pervert, without a doubt. Even with the smallest amount of looking around you'll find pictures of him and a way too young Ivanka touching in the most inappropriate ways. Makes your stomach turn. So if that's what he was comfortable with in front of a camera, well you know......

        If Ghisliane is held without bail, that's pretty much her death sentence. It probably won't be a hanging this time, but Biil Barr will find a way to make sure she never shows up in court. Dead or alive.

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          Posted on: 2020-07-07 07:40:27   By: Anonymous
           
          Did she hold some down for Trump?

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 16:24:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Clinton took 26 flights with Epstein. 26!!! Ignorant people like yourself is what's wrong with America.
    You point your finger at a jackass, but voted for a sexual predator, a rapist of women and a rapist of children. And then you wanted the Impeached rapist, pedophile's wife to be President?
    You're as Ignorant and dumb as they come.
    You're an embarrassment to mankind.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 20:26:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Who gives a flying eff about Clinton? Any of them? The President now is a known pusy grabber, makes blatant comments about women in general, makes fun of physically impaired people, hates blacks, latinos, and any corona virus truths. This isn';t about some effing Clinton, this is about the lying sack of sheet in the White House NOW.

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        Posted on: 2020-07-07 10:35:44   By: Anonymous
         
        At least he can get some. The closest you have come to getting any ass in the last thirty years is when your finger broke through your toilet paper.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-06 12:20:36   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is quoted as saying Epstein was a friend, that he attended parties at Epstein’s place, that Epstein tended to like young girls. A young woman filed a verified complaint against trump claiming she was raped by trump when she was 15, at an Epstein party.

Now , expecting the trumpers to come back calling names, claiming fake news, saying God wants him prez, saying he made the economy great, just any thing they can think of to justify their membership in the cult.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:55:23   By: Anonymous
     
    You ever see how he posed with Ivanka for pix when she was a young teen? That is one sick fuk, and he's president????????????????????????????????????? And you religious zealots back him???????????????????????????? Your'e going to burn in hell hypocrits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-06 12:36:11   By: Anonymous
 
Guess Trump might be a little nervous. A little orange rapist pedophile who pretends to be a man of God. Unfortunately so many are either too stupid or too blind to see this.

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    Re: /\/\ Guess Trump might...
    Posted on: 2020-07-06 12:48:50   By: Anonymous
     
    I don't think so. This deal with Trump being involved in any of this is all FAKE NEWS. You need to get more reliable sources than what you have. You're steered in the wrong direction and being brainwashed. I really feel very sorry for you.

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      Re: /\/\ Guess Trump might...
      Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:40:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Really? 24 + accusers, “grab em by the pussy,” long time friend of Epstein, “perks of running miss USA is walking in on girls changing.” Oh yeah, I have a friend who worked with Trump on his reality show. You have no idea, I feel bad for you.

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      Re: /\/\ Guess Trump might...
      Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:56:35   By: Anonymous
       
      ^^Ummmmm, there's pictures dildo.

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      Re: /\/\ Guess Trump might...
      Posted on: 2020-07-06 20:08:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Dude, quit trolling. There was a verified lawsuit, with a witness declaration under penalty of perjury, that trump raped a 14 year old girl at one of Epstein’s parties. So don’t give us your typical cultist diversion ...oooh, fake news fake.

      What is really fake is all the lies and exaggeration trump lays on us every damn day.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:18:26   By: Anonymous
 
We know Bill for sure, maybe Trump, and I am a Trump supporter, but if he is, he must go! I don’t think BARRY, but what do I know? Clinton is a shoo in, all the Kennedys had this happened in their lifetime, keep her safe, with security cameras everywhere, if she is whacked, the whole Federal Gov. needs to go at the highest level! By the way, their is forgiveness, and you can go on, but to have men in office that took advantage of girls period is inexcusable, especially to lead this nation.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:56:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Almost like having sex with an intern in the Oval Office. How’d that work out for Billy boy? That’s right as long as it’s a liberal it’s ok.
    I’ve never seen a witch hunt like the one that has been conducted on the POTUS. You Dems are the biggest whining POS’s! It’s unbelievable the level you have lowered yourselves to. 🤬

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 14:00:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Uhhhh, Epstein/Trumps actions were(are) a bit heavier than Billy C. doing Monica in the Oral Office. Rape, coercion, payoffs, just a bit different that consensual sex with a hottie on the desk.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 23:19:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Conservatard ninny, tRump was diddling UNDERAGE girls, slick willy wasn't.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:58:48   By: Anonymous
     
    How about guys that pose for sexually suggestive pictures with their teenage daughter? You know, like Trump. Its there for all the world to see. You bible thumpers are the worst.

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-07-06 14:37:33   By: Anonymous
       
      /\/\ To most of you above mentioned comments-the anti Trump folks: I really feel sorry for you relying on all of the fake news. I suppose we will all see a lot more of this as election time gets closer. You're all losers and you know it!

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-07-06 17:35:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Fake. Eww, fake mews, the new chant of the trump cult. Everything is fake news, fake news.......except dear leader trump tells us.

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-07-06 20:29:42   By: Anonymous
         
        ^^It isn't fake news bich. There are multiple pictures with Trump and his then teenaage daughter Ivanka posing very sexually suggestive. You'd have to be a brain dead moron not to see right through him. Oh........wait............

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2020-07-06 23:23:06   By: Anonymous
           
          Dude, it's steven are stupid, he gets his unfake news from himself. He's known round these parts as a box of rocks.

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2020-07-06 23:44:20   By: Anonymous
         
        srs, you're a moron. you don't understand that tRump is a quintessential loser. He's a loser because of how he conducts himself. Just because this grifter swindled his way to riches does not a winner make him.

        Nor does winning the 2016 election make him any less a loser.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 14:44:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Seriously..... You think Trump and those evangelical preachers talk about the bible when they meet up? Heck no! They watch porn and pass around underage boys and girls.

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        Posted on: 2020-07-06 16:02:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Joe Biden finger penetrated Maxwell. He forgot what hole he penetrated.

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          Posted on: 2020-07-06 18:27:24   By: Anonymous
           
          He probably thought it was a bowling ball!

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          Posted on: 2020-07-06 20:30:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Can't say as I blame him.

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    Re: Pervs
    Posted on: 2020-07-07 09:55:42   By: Anonymous
     
    I'd like to see all the pervs go down, Clinton, Trump, Derschowitz, Maxwell, Prince Andrew and all the other powerful people that haven't been outed yet.
    I'm sure there are some horrific stories about members of the House and Senate that we just don't know about because they are like the mob and don't rat out each other.

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      Re: Pervs
      Posted on: 2020-07-07 10:32:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Agreed.

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        Re: Pervs
        Posted on: 2020-07-07 22:12:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Jeffrey and Donald. Partners. Fox News cropped the Donald out of the photo ... make America great again, for sexual predators...

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