An indictment against Maxwell—who has been publicly accused by many women of having helped "recruit" underage girls for Epstein—was made public and obtained by Complex shortly after news broke of the arrest. In it, Maxwell is said to have "assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse" them.
Maxwell's participation in methods of having “enticed and groomed” the victims are detailed in the indictment as including befriending them prior to abuse, taking victims shopping or to the movies, and normalizing abuse by undressing in front of them or discussing “sexual topics.”
In some instances, per the indictment, Maxwell had been "present for and participated in" the abuse of minor victims. The victims, prosecutors state, were "as young as 14" at the time.
Among the charges are conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Additionally, Maxwell has been charged with two counts of perjury.
Here, you can stream a press conference regarding Maxwell's arrest and charges starting at 12:00 p.m. ET:
And while we're at it:
This is why suicide remains the most likely cause of Epstein’s death.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) December 4, 2019
Four Rikers COs, in the presence of cameras, watched a detainee try to hang himself for *seven minutes* without intervening.
The routine cruelty in jails is hard to underestimate.https://t.co/BQGnOXpUc5
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