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Ghislaine Maxwell: What have we learned from the prosecution’s case?

The goverment American settled its case in the UK social media sex trafficking trial Ghislaine Maxwell in New York.

Maxwell, 59, allegedly lured young girls to massage parlors to be sexually harassed by the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein from 1994 to 2004.

Here, PA news agency looks at what we’ve learned from the prosecution’s case.

Maxwell was accused of luring vulnerable girls into sexual harassment by Epstein between 1994 and 2004 (US Department of Justice)

(PA Media)

– How many accusers testified in the trial?

Four female defendants gave evidence during the trial. Annie Farmer, 16 when she met Maxwell, was the only one of the four who testified using her full name. Three other women testified under pseudonyms Jane Kate and Carolyn.

– What did Jane say in her testimony?

Jane said Maxwell and Epstein summoned her for an ordeal as a 14-year-old in 1994.

She told jurors Epstein would use sex toys on her “even though it hurt” and said he and Maxwell would “cuddle” each other while “accidentally giggling” in front of her that.

Jane said she was “frozen with fear” after meeting the pair, and during the cross-examination, she told the jury she “didn’t believe I came up with a memory” of it sexually abused.

Jane alleges she was summoned to give Epstein a sex massage at the age of 14 (US Department of Justice)

(PA Media)

– What did Kate say to the court?

Kate told jurors she was given massage oil at the Maxwell townhouse in London when she was 17 and told to “have a good time” before giving Epstein an aphrodisiac massage.

The British accuser also said she was invited to Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, when she was 18 and that Maxwell ordered a schoolgirl suit for her to wear because she “thought it would be fun”.

After a sex massage with Epstein, Kate said Maxwell called her “a good girl”, describing her as one of the disgraced financier’s favorites.

– What did Carolyn say to the jury?

Carolyn told the jury that Maxwell had known her since she was 14 years old after she told the defendant about being sexually abused and raped at the age of four.

Maxwell is said to have told Carolyn she has a “great body for Epstein and his friends” after touching her breasts in his massage parlor.

The witness told jurors she didn’t meet Epstein for a massage at age 18 because she had become “too old” for him.

Maxwell is said to have called Kate ‘a good girl’ after a sex massage (US Department of Justice)

(PA Media)

– What did Annie Farmer say in her testimony?

Annie Farmer alleges Maxwell told her to undress at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch and massage her breasts during the massage.

She told jurors Epstein “cuddled” her hand at the movie theater and slept with her at his ranch because he “wanted to be cuddled”.

– Which famous names were dragged into Maxwell’s trial?

Several famous names were mentioned during the trial, including the Duke of York, former presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, and Pope John Paul II.

Jane testified in court that she flew on Epstein’s private jet with Andrew and met Mr. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.

Other notable passengers on Epstein’s plane include Mr Trump, Mr Clinton and actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker.

The trial also found that Epstein hung pictures of himself with celebrities in his home, including former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Pope John Paul II.

One photo, shown to the jury, shows Maxwell and Epstein at a wooden cabin on the Queen’s Balmoral estate.

The Duke of York has been designated as a passenger on one of Epstein’s (Joe Giddens/PA) private jets.

(PA wire)

Who else testified in the US Government case?

Juan Patricio Alessi, Epstein’s former butler at his Palm Beach home, told jurors he drove alleged victim Jane and Prince Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Roberts to the home on orders. of Maxwell when they were 14 to 15 years old.

He also said staff members were given a “family manual” asking them to “see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing” and never reveal their activities or whereabouts. Maxwell and Epstein to anyone.

FBI analyst Kimberly Meder showed jurors through various photos found in CDs seized from Epstein’s New York home, including a photo of Maxwell rubbing his feet.

Palm Beach law enforcement officer Gregory Parkinson was asked to identify a massage table that was taken to court following forfeiture from Epstein’s home.

– What should we expect from Maxwell’s defense case?

In his opening statement to the jury, defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim said the charges against Maxwell were because of “things Jeffrey Epstein did.”

Court documents filed earlier by the defense show that Maxwell’s attorneys will challenge the charges against her by claiming accusers may have “false or distorted memories”.

It is not yet known whether Maxwell will testify.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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