Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s close friend and alleged “madam,” Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday morning, according to law enforcement officials.
Maxwell has long been a person of interest in Epstein’s case, having been deeply involved in his dealings for decades. Epstein committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell in 2019 before being forced to testify about his alleged sex trafficking ring.
Allegations that high-profile Democrats such as Bill Clinton were involved with Epstein’s crimes have swirled for years, and Maxwell’s testimony may finally shed some light on the matter.
It finally happened
Breitbart reported that “Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein and was his frequent travel companion on trips around the world, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m., said FBI spokesman Marty Feely.”
Maxwell has reportedly been under investigation by the FBI since December for allegedly acting as Epstein’s “procurer” of underage girls. The indictment issued for Maxwell alleges that she “assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse.”
Per the Associated Press, charges against Maxwell include:
Counts of 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, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and two counts of perjury.
Justice for victims
Maxwell was named by Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre last year, who said that Maxwell arranged for her to be brought to Maxwell’s London home so that Prince Andrew could have sex with her.
Maxwell denied the account, despite the fact that Guiffre had pictures to prove that all three were in that location at the same time.
The Epstein confidant was also named in another suit brought by one of Epstein’s victims. Sarah Ransome described Maxwell as the “highest-ranking employee” of Epstein’s illicit operation, overseeing the training of recruiters, developing recruiting plans and helping Epstein evade investigations.
According to the AP report, “It said that as early as 1994, Maxwell would “entice and groom” minor girls by asking them about their lives, their schools and their families.”
Not only did Maxwell allegedly act as Epstein’s procurer, she also sometimes participated in his acts of abuse. “Through this process, Maxwell and Epstein enticed victims to engage in sexual activity with Epstein. In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims,” the indictment reads.
Maxwell is expected to appear in court on Thursday, according to an NBC report. Maxwell’s testimony could be the key to finally deliver justice to Epstein’s many victims.