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Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly arrested in connection to sex trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein's former associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested and will appear in federal court sometime Thursday, NBC News reports via law enforcement sources.

Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire in connection to the Epstein investigation, which centered around the financier's alleged sex trafficking of children as young as 14. Maxwell is accused of helping Epstein recruit children for his alleged minor sex ring. An FBI spokesperson confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press.

Epstein was arrested a year ago on charges of trafficking and abusing dozens of children at his Manhattan townhouse, at a Florida mansion, and in other locations. He hanged himself while awaiting trial in the case. Epstein was had several high-profile friends who had frequently visited his properties; Some of them, including Prince Andrew, are being questioned regarding their ties to Epstein.