SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES and another alleged victim have been added to a U.S. indictment in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell as prosecutors alleged that a conspiracy to sexually abuse girls stretched over a decade.
She arrived at the house to find Epstein naked.
"About six months later, Doe, 'persuaded by the persistent efforts of Maxwell, ' agreed to consider working for Epstein", the Herald reports. It was a similar method she used on several other victims of Epstein, according to court documents.
The girl was 14 when the grooming began, the indictment said.
Epstein's employees, including Maxwell at times, would call the victim from various locations at her home in Florida to set up an appointment to massage Epstein.
After he raped her, Epstein allegedly gave her $200.
Before she met Epstein, the woman worked as a real estate broker in Southern Florida. Prosecutors say she played a key role in Epstein's abuse of underage girls, helping to groom the victims and encouraging them to accept his offers of financial assistance. Then, according to the lawsuit, two men who claimed to be police officers showed up and threatened to arrest Doe for prostitution, take away her son, and deport her.
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"Epstein then ushered [Doe] to the body of water and told her in explicit detail that, as had happened to other girls in the past, she would end up in this body of water and be devoured by the alligators, should she ever reveal what Epstein had done to her", the filing alleges.
Epstein promised to help find her husband a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and used that incentive and others as leverage to force her to have sex with other men, including an older, heavyset man named 'Walter, ' and another older man who said he was a local judge.
In a letter to the judge, prosecutors said they have given Maxwell's lawyers the month and year when the fourth victim was born and key evidence about her.
In April 2008 she was directed to keep a locked box for Epstein, which she was instructed she could never open or she would be killed. She only became a US citizen in 2011, the complaint notes, and says that Epstein and his friends used her prior immigration status in order to coerce and deceive her into not going public with the abuse she suffered.
She had been previously charged by NY federal prosecutors with conspiracy and enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and the transportation of minors to engage in criminal sexual activity for allegedly grooming and recruiting underage girls from 1994 through 1997.
Maxwell's attorney has not commented on the latest case.