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Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the United States on Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said.
Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein, was taken into custody at about 8:30am local time in the state of New Hampshire, said FBI spokesman Marty Feely.
Epstein killed himself in a federal detention centre in New York last August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.Al Jazeera YouTube Channel
Maxwell has been accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages, during which they were pressured into sex. Those accusations, until now, never resulted in criminal charges.
Update – an earlier version of this item had a mistake in the spelling of Ghislane, which was spelt “Jilane”. This was since corrected by Al Jazeera. The earlier item has been removed.