Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial postponed until autumn at her request

Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial postponed until autumn at her request

The Guardian

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Judge agrees to delay amid new charges and planning difficulties related to coronavirus

A US judge has granted Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay her trial on charges she procured teenage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, saying the trial will begin in the fall.

The US district judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said on Monday that a “short” postponement of the scheduled 12 July trial was appropriate because federal prosecutors had added new charges to the case, and Covid-19 protocols had made trial preparation harder.

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