(AbsoluteNews.com) – British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested almost a year ago for allegedly playing a role in deceased billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. Victims have said she helped find underage girls for her former lover to abuse. Her trial was supposed to take place in July, but new charges have changed this.
On May 3, US District Judge Alison Nathan postponed Maxwell’s trial until the fall. The decision came after her lawyers claimed they didn’t have enough time to prepare an adequate defense in light of the new federal sex trafficking charges against her. Nathan explained the extra time will give Maxwell’s legal team “sufficient time to prepare.”
Ghislaine Maxwell's trial has been pushed back to the fall from July. The judge decided that new charges filed against Maxwell, coupled with continuing COVID-related prep challenges warrant pushing the trial back a few months. Maxwell and feds have to propose new date by May 10.
— Ben Wieder (@benbwieder) May 3, 2021
The prosecution opposed the additional time, but the judge ruled for the defense anyway. It’s not unusual for a defendant to be given more time to prepare for trial, especially when additional charges are added. Judge Nathan has given the parties until May 10 to propose a new trial date.
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