Judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss charges that she recruited girls

Judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to dismiss charges that she recruited girls

The Guardian

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  • Epstein non-prosecution deal ruled not to protect Maxwell
  • Judge agrees Maxwell can be prosecuted separately for perjury

A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenaged girls from 1994 to 1997 for her then boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, to sexually abuse.

A US judge in Manhattan denied claims that a non-prosecution agreement Epstein reached with federal prosecutors over a dozen years ago protects Maxwell from prosecution.

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