Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial postponed to fall

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NEW YORK | The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, initially scheduled to start on July 12, is postponed to the fall, to a date not yet specified, the New York judge responsible for the case said on Monday.

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The defense of this former British jetset figure, accused of trafficking minors on behalf of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, had asked for a postponement after the prosecution indicted her with additional charges at the end of March.

Judge Alison Nathan ruled that a “slight delay” was “in the interests of justice”.

She did not set a new date, but called on the two sides to agree on “the earliest possible date this fall”.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been incarcerated in a federal prison in Brooklyn since July 2020. She faces life imprisonment, accused of having recruited, between 1994 and 2004, young underage girls on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein, who exploited them sexually.

She was arrested a year after the death of Jeffrey Epstein, found hanged in his New York cell.

The investigation had concluded with a suicide and dysfunctions of the prison.