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The first accuser in Ghislaine Maxwell’s child sex trafficking trial testified in New York court on Tuesday. The accuser, who used the name “Jane”, alleged that Maxwell was sometimes present when Jeffrey Epstein mistreated her.

Epstein, a New York financier and convicted sex trafficker who numbered Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew among his acquaintances, committed suicide in the city in August 2019, while in jail awaiting trial for transportation and transportation. abuse of underage adolescents.

Maxwell, 59, daughter of the late British press baron Robert Maxwell, was arrested in New Hampshire in July 2020.

Maxwell is on trial on six counts relating to his alleged involvement in Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage adolescents. She pleaded not guilty.

During the first full day of testimony, the prosecution first called Epstein’s former private pilot. Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr discussed Maxwell’s relationship with Epstein as he viewed it, claiming Maxwell was “No 2” in Epstein’s hierarchy, with Epstein “No 1”.

Maxwell’s attorneys asked Visoski if he had ever seen Epstein engage in sexual acts.

“No,” he said.

“Have you never seen sex with underage girls?” “

“Absolutely not,” he said.

The witness identified as Jane was called second. She told court she met Epstein in 1994.

“Did there come a time in your life when you had sexual contact with Jeffrey Epstein?” Asked the prosecution.

The witness said yes.

The prosecution asked him his age at the time.

“Fourteen,” she said.

“Did this happen once or more when you were 14? Asked the prosecution.

“More than one time.”

The witness was asked, “Has there ever been anyone else in the room?” “

“Yes,” Jane said.

The prosecution then asked, “Who was in the room most often when you had sexual contact with Jeffrey Epstein when you were 14?”

“Ghislaine Maxwell,” said the witness.

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  • In the United States, call or text the Childhelp Abuse Hotline at 800-422-4453. In the UK, the NSPCC offers assistance to children on 0800 1111 and adults concerned with a child on 0808 800 5000. The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac) offers assistance to adult survivors on 0808 801 0331. In Australia, children, young adults, parents and teachers can contact the Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800, or Bravehearts at 1800 272 831, and adult survivors can contact the Blue Knot Foundation at 1300 657 380. Other sources help can be found on Child Helplines International

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