Crime Judge Adjourns Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Until the Fall Because of New Sex Trafficking Indictment
Judge orders feds to explain frequent flashlight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell
The first image of Maxwell in jail shows her with bruising under her left eye. "Is Ms. Maxwell being subjected to flashlight surveillance every 15 minutes at night? Or any other atypical flashlight surveillance?" U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan asked prosecutors in a brief order Thursday.
A federal judge has postponed Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial until the fall of this year, citing the prosecution’s decision to bring ain late March adding federal sex trafficking charges.
“Having carefully considered the parties’ respective positions,the Court GRANTS Maxwell’s request for a short continuance until the fall of 2021 to allow the defense to prepare for the additional charges brought in the S2 indictment,” U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan wrote. “The Court rejects Maxwell’s alternative request to continue the trial date until January of 2022 and the Government’s alternative proposal that the Court adjourn trial until March of 2022.”
Judge postpones Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial in light of new charges
A federal judge on Monday agreed to delay until the fall the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, © Elizabeth Williams/AP A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfrien until the fall to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against her. Maxwell faces sex-trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming a 14-year-old girl to engage in sex acts with Epstein.
Federal prosecutors opposed any delay asto the victims.
“The longer this case remains pending, the longer the victims suffer the anxiety of anticipating their trial testimony and the uncertainty of awaiting a resolution,” prosecutorslate last month. “As a result, multiple victims oppose any adjournment of the trial date.”
A grand jury brought a new indictment against Maxwell after prosecutors supplemented their case with someone known only in court documents as “.” Other anonymous victims told prosecutors they wanted a speedy trial.
“In particular, Minor Victim-3 expressed feeling significant stress during the pendency of this case and a strong desire to have the case brought to a close through trial as soon as possible,” prosecutors wrote in April. “Similarly, Minor Victim-2 also indicated that she has experienced an enormous amount of stress while this case has been pending, wishes to see the case brought to trial.”
Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured Behind Bars for the First Time Since Her Arrest — with a Black Eye
Ghislaine Maxwell's attorney shared a photograph of her client with a black eye behind bars on Thursday in an effort to improve the conditions of her pre-trial lockup. The post Ghislaine Maxwell Pictured Behind Bars for the First Time Since Her Arrest — with a Black Eye first appeared on Law & Crime.“Last night, she was confronted by MDC staff due a visible bruise over her left eye,” Maxwell’s lawyer Bobbi Sternheim wrote in a two-page letter, abbreviating Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.
Nathan acknowledged: “The Court is very mindful of the countervailing considerations that require that any adjournment be no longer than necessary.”
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