Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads not Guilty to Sex Trafficking and Abuse Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads not Guilty to Sex Trafficking  and Abuse Charges
Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads not Guilty to Sex Trafficking and Abuse Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not responsible Tuesday to fees she helped visitors younger ladies for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse — as her trial date was set for subsequent yr.

Maxwell appeared by way of video convention for her arraignment on a six-count indictment charging her with recruiting and grooming younger ladies to be molested by Epstein. Prosecutors mentioned she took half in a few of the abuse herself.

 “Not responsible, your honor,” Maxwell replied in a raspy voice.

The 58-year-old British socialite was arrested July 2 at a sprawling New Hampshire mansion the place she’d been hiding.

Authorities urged Nathan to remand Maxwell, calling her an “extreme” flight risk with the means to flee — including more than $20 million in the bank and three passports.

But defense lawyers pushed for bail, claiming Maxwell was hiding from the “intrusive” media — and not authorities — when she dropped out of the public eye after Epstein’s arrest last July.

Nathan will make a ruling on Maxwell’s bail later in the proceeding.

Epstein, Maxwell’s former lover and a convicted pedophile, committed suicide while locked up at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on sex-trafficking charges.

She was being held pending her arraignment at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.