National Post (National Edition)



A U.S. judge on Monday denied bail to Ghislaine Maxwell, citing the risk the British socialite could try to flee from charges she assisted in the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sex traffickin­g of girls. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said federal prosecutor­s persuaded her that Maxwell “poses a flight risk,” and that “no conditions of release can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance at future proceeding­s.” Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and groom girls as young as 14 years old for sex in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for denying her involvemen­t under oath. She has been jailed at the Metropolit­an Detention Center in Brooklyn following her July 2 arrest. Her trial is scheduled for July 2021.

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