1st of 4 accusers takes stand at Ghislaine Maxwell trial


December 1, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman testified on Tuesday that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was sometimes present when the witness, then just 14, had sexual interactions with the financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The witness, using the pseudonym "Jane," was the first of four alleged victims expected to testify against Maxwell at a New York City trial where she is charged with recruiting and grooming girls for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to at least 2004.

A prosecutor began by asking the woman how old she was when she had "sexual contact" with Epstein.

"Fourteen years old," she responded in a quiet...

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