Lawyers for alleged child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, an accomplice of late pedophile tycoon Jeffrey Epstein, claim to have “critical new information” for the prosecutors.
According to the lawyers, the “critical information” could affect both the criminal and civil charges in Manhattan criminal court, the British socialite’s defense did not disclose details of the information and indicated that they were not authorized to do so.
The lawyers requested that documents that include statements be kept sealed for at least three weeks while they negotiate with the prosecutors, as reported by The Hill.
At the moment, prosecutors allege that Maxwell assisted the deceased child sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, in the recruitment, grooming, and abuse of children.
Last month the alleged child trafficker’s mistress was arrested in New Hampshire and then detained at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Center in New York without bail.
In late July a federal judge released documents related to a civil lawsuit filed against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s sexually abused victims.
Giuffre’s testimony also includes the names of other personalities—Prince Andrew of Great Britain, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former President Bill Clinton and attorney Alan Dershowitz.
Court documents released late last month included a statement by Giuffre describing trips with Maxwell to Epstein’s private Caribbean island, which was known to locals and law enforcement as “the island of pedophiles.”
Maxwell and Epstein used the island to host “constant” sex parties Giuffre said in the statement.
While Maxwell awaits the trial scheduled for next year, her lawyers have reported that she is being mistreated in prison, so they sent a letter to Judge Alison Nathan on Monday asking her to issue an order to release Maxwell from solitary confinement, Newsweek reported.