Prosecutors want to withhold photos of late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s victims and other sensitive information from Ghislaine Maxwell until eight weeks before her trial, a new Manhattan federal filing states.
“Premature disclosure of these materials could jeopardize the government’s ongoing investigation and would reveal sensitive victim information months in advance of trial,” argued Assistant US Attorney Maurene Comey, referring to the British socialite’s upcoming sex-trafficking trial.
Prosecutors allege that Maxwell recruited and groomed girls and young women to be sexually abused by her and Epstein.
The materials that prosecutors wish to withhold include school photographs and bank and travel records for women who were “sexually abused by Epstein after 1997” for which Maxwell is not charged, the paper states.
The materials amount to 40 photographs and 40 pages of documents that will not be introduced at trial and relate to women who will not be called as witnesses, the filing says.
Maxwell’s defense team — which now includes an attorney who once represented one of Osama bin Laden’s henchmen — has objected to the delayed disclosure.
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