Ghislaine Maxwell Case Delayed By Judge

Ghislaine Maxwell Case Delayed By Judge

(NewsReady.com) – In March, federal prosecutors added more charges to the indictment against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. That created some controversy because her trial was just a few months away. Now, a judge has decided to give her lawyers extra time to prepare.

On May 3, US District Judge Alison Nathan granted Maxwell’s attorneys an extension to prepare for trial. The socialite is accused of aiding pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. Maxwell’s attorneys said they needed more time to prepare for the trial because of the addition of two new charges earlier this year. Those charges include one count of sex trafficking and another count of sex trafficking conspiracy; both involve a victim known as “minor victim-4.”

The judge gave the sides until May 10 to suggest a new trial date. The delay isn’t unheard of, but for the alleged victims who have been waiting years for justice, fall undoubtedly cannot come soon enough.

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