FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said that bureau officials “have been discreetly trying to keep tabs” on Maxwell who experienced “slithered absent to a gorgeous home” in New Hampshire.
“We acquired she experienced slithered absent to a beautiful residence in New Hampshire, continuing to live a reside a everyday living of privilege even though her victims keep on to are living with the trauma inflicted upon them decades back. We moved when we were prepared and Ms. Maxwell was arrested with no incident,” he stated.
Sweeney said that the FBI, alongside with the NYPD, arrested Maxwell in Bradford, New Hampshire, this early morning devoid of incident.
Audrey Strauss, acting US Lawyer for the Southern District of New York, discussed the system that led to Maxwell’s arrest: “an eye was becoming kept, and info was remaining gathered and then the indicted was just not long ago voted and filed and that is when we were in a position and geared up to shift to arrest her.”
Sweeney mentioned that indictment alleges that from 1994 until finally 1997, Maxwell assisted Epstein in committing crimes in opposition to minors.
He said she would “recruit, entice, groom, and abuse” Epstein victims who had been under 18. He extra that FBI also “alleged Ms. Maxwell lied under oath.”