#minorsextrafficking | Bail hearing today as socialite is labelled an ‘extreme risk of flight’

GHISLAINE Maxwell should not be granted bail because she is an “extreme risk of flight” who caused “lasting harm” to Epstein’s victims, court documents say.

The British socialite, 58, has been charged with six counts of sex trafficking and perjury in relation to her relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – but is set for a bail hearing today at 1pm New York time (6pm BST).

The document says: “There will be no trial for the victims if the defendant is afforded the opportunity to flee the jurisdiction, and there is every reason to think that is exactly what she will do if she is released.

“The defendant poses a clear risk of flight, and no conditions of bail could reasonably assure her continued appearance in this case.”

Prosecutors are concerned that if was to be granted bail, she would use her French passport to travel to a European nation that has no extradition to the US.

Meanwhile, four women have been accused of helping Ghislaine Maxwell supply young girls to billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, and Nadia Marcinkova are being investigated for their alleged role in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph.

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