The trial of 59-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell starts Monday in New York court.

Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice, is suspected of recruiting girls for the sex offender.

In short: who was Jeffrey Epstein?

  • The American multibillionaire was first convicted in 2008.

    He was sentenced to thirteen months of home arrest for having abused underage girls for years.

  • He was arrested again in July 2019.

    Large numbers of nude photos of young women were again found in his house.

  • A month later, he was found dead in his cell in a New York prison.

    Although he was closely monitored due to an increased risk of suicide, the influential American managed to end his life.

  • Epstein had many influential acquaintances, including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Britain's Prince Andrew.

Four women say they were recruited by Maxwell and then abused by Epstein.

The sexual abuse is said to have taken place between 1994 and 2004, when the women were minors.

Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison for the charges.

Maxwell denies all allegations.

Her lawyers allege, among other things, that the prosecutors see their client as a replacement for Epstein.

The multimillionaire can no longer be prosecuted because he committed suicide in a prison in 2019, pending an abuse case against him.

Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 after it was unclear where she was staying for a long time.

The British socialite has since been held in a New York prison.

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Who is Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell?

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