Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday at a $1 million house where authorities say she was hiding since the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell, a longtime friend of Epstein, was arrested on charges connected to the Epstein case.
An FBI official said Maxwell “slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago.”
The four-bedroom home is listed as previously selling for more than $1 million and is described as an “amazing retreat” for someone who wants “total privacy.”
Ghislaine Maxwell, a former girlfriend of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested at a $1 million four-bedroom New Hampshire house that she is accused of secretly buying in cash last year.
Maxwell was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday on charges including enticing minors to travel to engage in sexual acts and the transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual acts.
The FBI had been tracking Maxwell as part of its investigation into Epstein, FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney Jr. told reporters.
Epstein killed himself in jail in August while facing sex-trafficking charges.
He was due to face trial after being accused of running a years-long sex ring designed to supply him with girls to take advantage of. An indictment made public Thursday accuses Maxwell of being part of it.
Sweeney said the FBI “learned that she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago.”
A $1 million property
The FBI said that Maxwell, 58, who had kept a low profile since December, was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Prosecutors said she was had been living on the 156-acre property, which was acquired in an all-cash purchase in December, “through a carefully anonymized LLC.”
The Zillow listing describes the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house as an “amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacy.”
The listing on property website Neren describes it as having mountain views and a “gourmet kitchen” as well as a “cathedral ceiling and spectacular custom chandelier.” It says the “materials and craftsmenship and finishes throughout are the finest.”
‘A good place to hide’
A neighbor, who declined to give his name to the New York Post, said of the property: “It’s a good place to hide.”
The Daily Mail reported that the house was named “Tuckedaway.”
Sources told the Post that FBI agents and local police officers rang the bell at the driveway, which was answered by a housekeeper, and that Maxwell then hid in the bathroom.
Maxwell appeared in federal court in New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon. She was due to be detained in New York to wait for further proceedings there.
Maxwell had disappeared from public view since Epstein’s arrest last year.
Authorities said she seemed to make “intentional efforts to avoid detection,” The Guardian reported.
They said this included “moving locations at least twice, switching her primary phone number (which she registered under the name ‘G Max’) and email address, and ordering packages for delivery with a different person listed on the shipping label.”
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