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A judge has denied Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell's request to be moved to the prison's general population.
Attorneys for Maxwell argued that her current high-security confinement is unnecessary, and also allege that Maxwell is being secretly observed for hours at a time by prison psychologists.
“The court is mindful of the factors pointed to by the Defendant—in particular the fact that charges in this matter relate to conduct that allegedly took place many years ago—and anticipates that such a schedule would require the disclosure of alleged victims and witnesses substantially in advance of trial,” U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan wrote on Tuesday. “But that alone does not justify such relief at this very early stage.”
The 58-year-old is accused of recruiting underage girls who were sexually abused by Epstein. Maxwell was arrested in July, and is currently being held at a federal prison in Brooklyn. Epstein committed suicide about a year ago at a federal jail as he awaited trial for his sex trafficking charges...
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to her charges.
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