Ghislaine Maxwell denies charges she aided Jeffrey Epstein, says she deserves bail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls so he could sexually abuse them, and said she deserves bail.

Maxwell filed her request in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan eight days after being arrested in New Hampshire, where authorities said she had been hiding at a sprawling property she bought while shielding her identity.

The 58-year-old Maxwell "vigorously denies the charges, intends to fight them, and is entitled to the presumption of innocence," the filing said.

A spokesman for Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan declined to comment.

Maxwell has been housed since Monday at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a jail in Brooklyn, New York.

She said her detention there put her at "serious risk" of contracting the COVID-19 disease.

She also said she is not a flight risk, citing her lack of a prior criminal record and her remaining in the United States after Epstein's arrest last July.

Prosecutors have called Maxwell an "extreme risk of flight" who should remain detained until trial.

Her arraignment is on July 14, and she faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

The arrest of Maxwell, the daughter of late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, came nearly one year after Epstein pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually abused women and girls in Manhattan and Florida.

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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 5 de junio de 1991, la socialité británica Ghislaine Maxwell llega al hipódromo Epsom, en Gran Bretaña. (Chris Ison/PA vía AP, archivo)
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 1991, file photo Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of late British publisher Robert Maxwell, reads a statement in Spanish in which she expressed her family's gratitude to the Spanish authorities, aboard the "Lady Ghislaine" in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Dominique Mollard, File)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell, Gigi Mortimer and Samantha Boardman attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman, Ghislaine Maxwell and Gigi Mortimer attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman, Ghislaine Maxwell and Gigi Mortimer attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell, Gigi Mortimer and Samantha Boardman attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman and Ghislaine Maxwell attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Candace Bushnell, Ghislaine Maxwell Gigi Mortimer and H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Greece attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Candace Bushnell and Ghislaine Maxwell attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Jason Binn, Alice Ryan and Ghislaine Maxwell attend John Demsey & Cornelia Guest's Holiday Bash at Private Residence on December 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 3: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Polo Ralph Lauren host Victories of Athlete Ally at Polo Ralph Lauren Store on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Alice Ryan, Jason Binn, and Ghislaine Maxwell circa December 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Karella Kalliope, Ghislaine Maxwell and Cornelia Guest attend John Demsey & Cornelia Guest's Holiday Bash at Private Residence on December 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Christine Mack, Julie Macklowe and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Dennis Basso Front Row & Backstage Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: (L-R) Diana Picasso, David Shaw and Ghislaine Maxwell attend JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER"u2019S 2015 GALA "THE WORLD OF DUKE ELLINGTON" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Thelma Dye, Ghislaine Maxwell and Kaylen Giannini attend CITYMEALS-ON-WHEELS Honors Lilliam Barrios-Paoli & Patricia Wexler, M.D. At Its 28th Annual Power Lunch For Women at The Plaza Hotel on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NATIONAL URBAN TECH CENTER 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NATIONAL URBAN TECH CENTER 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell attends a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 05, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell and Vanessa Noel attend Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell and Vanessa Noel attend Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Caryn Zucker and Ghislaine Maxwell attend The Fresh Air Fund Spring Gala honoring American Hero Mariah Carey at Pier 60 on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Ghislaine Maxwell attends EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Caryn Zucker and Ghislaine Maxwell attend The Fresh Air Fund Spring Gala honoring American Hero Mariah Carey at Pier 60 on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Keith Lieberthal, Julianna Margulies and Josh Lucas attend EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Ghislaine Maxwell attends EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Keith Lieberthal and Julianna Margulies attend EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 2: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Bob Weinstein and Karen Duffy attend Holly Peterson's THE IDEA OF HIM Book Party at The Four Seasons on April 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and guest attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and Elon Musk attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and guest attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Anna Vinogradskaia and Ghislaine Maxwell attend JOSHUA BELL Private Holiday Event and Live Broadcast with RENEE FLEMING, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, and Others at Private Residence on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Kristy Caylor, Esperanza Spalding and Ghislaine Maxwell attend day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Founder, Terrama Ghislaine Maxwell attends the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Steven Haft attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Brian Eha attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Stuart Beck attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Jorge Mora attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell and Ronnie Madra attend Ferrari & The Cinema Society host the after party for RUSH at Hotel Americano on September 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Muffie Potter Aston and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kelly Rutherford and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Ghislaine Maxwell and Kyle MacLachlan attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) David Koch, Ghislaine Maxwell and Aby Rosen attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Dee Poku and Celine Rattray attend The Cinema Society & Brooks Brothers host the after party for Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions' "Girl Most Likely" at Hotel Americano on July 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Christina Oxenberg and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christina Oxenberg's "Life is Short: Read Short Stories" Book Signing Party at Vanessa Noel on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Ghislaine Maxwell attends CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION & HRC Host Special Event to Support AMERICANS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY CAMPAIGN at Calvin Klein Collection on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Wayne Harris/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends BERGDORF GOODMAN Celebrates its 111th Anniversary at The Plaza Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Guest, Martha Stewart, Kira Faiman and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Martha Stewart's Inaugural AMERICAN MADE Awards at Vanderbilt Hall on October 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Ghislaine Maxwell attends the launch for "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling hosted by Tory Burch on November 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Tory Burch)
OCTOBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Vertu Constellation Quest Launch Event New York at Berry Hill Galleries NYC on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by CHANCE YEH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JANUARY 12: Charlie Rose and Ghislaine Maxwell attend EARTH AWARDS Gala at The Four Seasons on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 1: Ghislaine Maxwell attends TINA BROWN, VICKY WARD and LA MER host a party honoring SUSAN NAGEL'S new book "Marie Therese" at Tina Brown and Harry Evans home on April 1, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 2: Ghislaine Maxwell attends THE CINEMA SOCIETY and PIAGET host the after party for "REVOLVER" at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop on December 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Carole Radziwill, Ghislaine Maxwell and Alex Konheim attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Carole Radziwill, Patricia Velasquez and Ghislaine Maxwell attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Jane Krakowski, Carole Radziwill and Ghislaine Maxwell attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 14: Ghislaine Maxwell attends THE CINEMA SOCIETY & HUGO BOSS present the premiere of "ALLEGRO" at Tribeca Grand and Soho Grand on June 14, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 15: Ghislaine Maxwell attends ABY ROSEN Birthday Celebration at Chinatown Brasserie on May 15, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 3: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NICOLE MILLER Fashion Show at The New York Yacht Club on February 3, 2006 in New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Epstein died last Aug. 10 at age 66 by hanging himself in jail. He had before his arrest socialized over the years with many prominent people including Britain's Prince Andrew, U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.

Prosecutors accused Maxwell of recruiting girls as young as 14 for Epstein from 1994 to 1997.

Maxwell faces six criminal charges, including four related to transporting minors for illegal sexual acts, and two for perjury in depositions about her role in Epstein's abuses.

 

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler and Matthew Lewis)

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