AceShowbiz - British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell will spend America's Independence Day weekend in custody following her arrest on Thursday (02Jul20).
The former girlfriend of late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is charged with grooming three underage victims for sex with her convicted paedophile ex.
Maxwell was taken into custody in New Hampshire by FBI agents on Thursday morning and has since appeared via video in U.S. federal court, where Judge Andrea Johnstone apprised Maxwell of the charges against her. The 58 year old waived her right to a detention hearing and she was ordered to be held without bail.
"Miss Maxwell, you are remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal," the judge said.
Prosecutors had argued the socialite should remain locked up without bail, insisting she is an extreme flight risk because she has three passports and millions in the bank.
If convicted, she faces 35 years behind bars.
Her former lover, Epstein, hanged himself in jail last year (19) after his arrest on child sex-trafficking charges.
Ghislaine is the daughter of deceased British media baron Robert Maxwell.