Ghislaine Maxwell could end up in same scandalous Manhattan jail where Epstein killed himself
Ghislaine Maxwell could very well end up at the same prison where her former boyfriend and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide last year. This could happen when she gets transferred to New York to face child sex trafficking charges. The 58-year-old was arrested by the FBI on July 2 and was charged with helping Epstein with sex trafficking of underage women.
Ghislaine had been arrested on Thursday, July 2, morning from Bradford, New Hampshire. She has been accused of procuring and grooming minor girls for Epstein to sexually abuse. According to Daily Mail, Maxwell's attorneys agreed to shift the case to the Southern District of New York after an afternoon court hearing. Ghislaine, who was the former girlfriend and alleged madam for Epstein, is being held without bail after prosecutors were able to convince the judge that she is a huge flight risk given her many powerful connections and international network.
It is reported that she will be transferred to New York City on Friday, July 3 or Monday, July 6, after which she can either be locked up at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan or the Metropolitan Detention Center which is located in Brooklyn. Epstein was jailed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center where he was found dead after an apparent suicide last year in August. At the time, he had been awaiting trial on several sex trafficking cases.
The charges against Ghislaine are, "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."
Should she be convicted, she could face life in prison on one of the most serious charges; transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which holds a minimum sentence of 10 years.
We had earlier reported that social media has been calling for Ghislaine Maxwell to be kept on strict suicide watch so that she does not attempt suicide in prison like Epstein. Social media is demanding that this chance of justice for Epstein's victims should not be thwarted which could happen if Ghislaine kills herself as Epstein did. Many people are highlighting the importance of Ghislaine being kept alive so that the victims can hold her responsible and accountable for her crimes.
While speaking at a press conference, acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss was asked whether any special measures were being taken to make sure Ghislaine's safety while in custody. In response to this, Strauss said, "As you know, we are sensitive to that concern and certainly we'll be in dialogue with the Bureau of Prisons about it."
On June 29, a grand jury had returned a sealed six-count indictment against Maxwell which accuses her of luring underage girls to travel for sex, actually having sex with them and Epstein, and also lying about it under oath when she was sued by one of Epstein's main accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Roberts had also made the shocking accusation that she had been made with sleep with Prince Andrew when she was just 17 years old.