By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire on Thursday morning.
Maxwell, 58, was charged by the Southern District of New York, which did not stop investigating Epstein’s associates after his death, with conspiring to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, perjury and other offenses.
From at least 1994 to 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated and contributed to Epstein’s alleged abuse of minor girls, the six-count indictment claimed.
She was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, without incident and is expected to make a virtual courthouse appearance.
Maxwell’s arrest comes almost exactly a year after the arrest of Epstein, who died by suicide in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan in August 2019.
She has been accused by several women of enabling, facilitating or participating in their abuse. She has previously denied wrongdoing.
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