Ghislaine Maxwell (58) is not released. The former confidante of the late Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019) must remain in detention pending a possible trial start on July 12, 2021. That was now decided by a court in New York at Maxwell's bail hearing.
According to the New York Times Trial judge Alison Nathan said in her verdict that Maxwell had "demonstrated a sophisticated ability to hide and hide her financial resources." Maxwell posed a "substantial and actual risk of escape".
Maxwell pleads "not guilty"
Maxwell has been in a prison in Brooklyn, New York since her arrest on July 2. Her lawyers applied for bail last week. The offer included a $ 5 million bail and house arrest with GPS monitoring.
Maxwell is to be tried on six charges – including seducing minors into illegal sexual acts and perjury. The 58-year-old is accused of helping Epstein abuse underage girls. She is said to have made friends with the girls and urged them to engage in sexual acts with Epstein. In several cases, she is said to have been involved in the abuse herself.
Maxwell had pleaded "not guilty" at the start of the hearing.