A conviction date of Friday was set for late June The British companion Ghislaine Maxwell following her conviction last month over allegations, including trafficking in sexual partners and a conspiracy to recruit teenagers for financiers Jeffrey Epstein to sexual abuse.
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan has announced a date for June 28, though she is awaiting a resolution of the defense’s claims that a new trial should be ordered following a public confession by a juror following a verdict on his childhood sexual abuse.
The juror, who has never been fully publicly identified, told the media last week that he told other jurors during a week-long consultation that he had been sexually abused as a child, and used what he learned on the subject to convince others to convict Maxwell.
Lawyers say the revelations justify a new trial. The juror kept a lawyer. And Nathan said she will decide in the future what will happen as a result of the revelations.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted after a month-long trial in which prosecutors claimed she recruited and trained teenagers for sexual abuse from Epstein from 1994 to 2004. residence, including for Manhattan mansion and large estate in Palm Beach, Florida
Epstein, 66, took his own life in a federal prison in Manhattan in August 2019 while awaiting trial on charges of sexual trafficking.
At the trial, Maxwell’s lawyers claimed that federal prosecutors turned her into a scapegoat after his death.
Prosecutors say they will drop charges against Maxwell for perjury if convicted in time.