Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial - First of four accusers takes the stand

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Published on 1 Dec 2021, 14:30
GHISLAINE Maxwell was in the room when Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused a 14-year-old girl, a court heard.

The first of four accusers took to the stand on Tuesday in New York as Maxwell faces six charges of sexual abuse and trafficking over her alleged role with Epstein.

Epstein was a multimillionaire sex offender who allegedly used his wealth and influence to construct a web of sexual slavery - with Maxwell as his "madam".

She faces charges relating to four victims, with the first - speaking under pseudonym "Jane" - appearing today at the courthouse in New York.

Jane claimed that she was just 14 when Epstein first sexually abused her - and said Maxwell was in the room at the time.

The alleged victim said she was "frozen in fear" having never seen a penis before.

She claimed that Maxwell would also instruct her how to give Epstein sexual massages and sometimes physically participated in the encounters.

And at one point during her testimony, Jane started to sob.

Maxwell denies all charges - and her lawyers claim she is being made a "scapegoat" after Epstein's death.

Jane said she first met Epstein and Maxwell in 1994 when she was attending a music camp in pursuit of a singing career, she said.

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