Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-partner remains in jail. With Ghislaine Maxwell, who wanted to deposit a bail of 28.5 million dollars for a release before the trial, there is still a “risk of escape”, the New York judge Alison Nathan decided on Monday. Nathan had already denied two similar requests from Maxwell in July and August – for release on bail and for transfer from solitary confinement.
Maxwell, 59, was arrested in the US state of New Hampshire in early July. She is charged with six charges, including seducing minors to engage in illegal sex acts and perjury. The charges relating to the years 1994 to 1997 carry maximum sentences of five to ten years in prison. Maxwell had denied aid in court in mid-July and pleaded “not guilty”.
▶ ︎ Your ex-partner Jeffrey Epstein is said to have abused dozens of minors and forced them into prostitution. In 2008, he avoided federal proceedings on this matter by entering into an agreement with the public prosecutor. Epstein then pleaded partly guilty and received a mild prison sentence. He was charged again in New York in 2019 and, according to official reports, took his own life in a prison cell shortly afterwards.