(CNN)The nationalist volition get a glimpse into the beingness of the precocious Jeffrey Epstein arsenic the sex-trafficking proceedings of his longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway.
Opening statements are expected to statesman Monday aft a assemblage is empaneled.
Federal prosecutors allege the British socialite created a web of underage victims for Epstein to sexually exploit.
Maxwell was archetypal charged successful July 2020 with enticement and conspiracy to entice minors to question to prosecute successful amerciable enactment acts, proscription and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to prosecute successful transgression intersexual enactment for allegedly grooming and recruiting underage girls from 1994 done 1997.
Prosecutors aboriginal added two sex-trafficking charges, alleging that Maxwell interacted with a 14-year-old miss connected aggregate occasions successful Palm Beach, Florida, and encouraged and enticed her to enlistee different girls to execute "sexualized massages" connected Epstein contempt knowing she was nether 18.
Maxwell has vigorously denied immoderate wrongdoing, telling the tribunal astatine a caller hearing, "I person not committed immoderate crimes."
She faces up to 70 years successful prison if convicted connected each six counts.
Maxwell allegedly helped Epstein tally a sex-trafficking enterprise
Maxwell was arrested astir 1 twelvemonth aft Epstein was arrested connected charges successful transportation to allegations that helium ran a sex-trafficking endeavor astatine his homes successful Manhattan and Palm Beach from 2002 to 2005. That indictment alleged Epstein worked with employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences and paid immoderate of his victims to enlistee different girls for him to abuse.
Epstein was recovered dormant successful his prison cell soon aft his apprehension successful 2019. The aesculapian examiner aboriginal determined the cause of death to beryllium termination by hanging.
He was a convicted registered enactment offender aft helium pleaded blameworthy to 2 authorities prostitution charges successful 2008.
Maxwell, a erstwhile precise nationalist socialite known for jet-setting with Epstein and different high-profile figures similar Prince Andrew and erstwhile Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, seemingly fell off-the-grid aft Epstein was arrested arsenic helium disembarked a formation from Paris successful July 2019.
Alleged victims to attest astatine proceedings
The 4 alleged victims successful the lawsuit are identified successful the indictment arsenic Minor Victims 1 done 4.
Maxwell was contiguous and progressive successful immoderate of the maltreatment alleged by Minor Victim-1, tribunal documents say. That unfortunate allegedly archetypal met Maxwell erstwhile she was astir 14 years aged and was sexually abused by Epstein astatine his properties successful New York and Florida, according to the indictment.
Maxwell "involved" the miss successful radical "sexualized massages" connected Epstein, undressing successful beforehand of the miss and was contiguous erstwhile Minor Victim-1 undressed successful beforehand of Epstein, the indictment says.
Minor Victim-2 traveled to New Mexico successful 1996 wherever Epstein allegedly abused her astatine his ranch.
Maxwell allegedly groomed Minor Victim-2, giving her an unsolicited massage portion she was topless. Maxwell also encouraged Minor Victim-2 to massage Epstein, according to the indictment.
Judge Alison Nathan ruled up of the proceedings that jurors would beryllium instructed that they cannot convict Maxwell based connected grounds regarding the intersexual behaviour betwixt Epstein and a pistillate identified successful the indictment arsenic Minor Victim-3 due to the fact that she was 17 astatine the clip and truthful implicit the property of consent successful the applicable jurisdictions.
Her grounds arsenic a witnesser volition inactive beryllium applicable to the wide alleged conspiracy to entice minors to prosecute successful amerciable intersexual conduct.
Allegedly befriending and grooming her, Maxwell introduced the young miss to Epstein successful London erstwhile she was 17, according to the indictment.
Maxwell encouraged her to execute sexualized massages during which she was allegedly abused by Epstein successful 1994 and 1995.
Minor Victim-4 archetypal met Maxwell erstwhile she was recruited astatine astir 14 years aged to springiness sexualized massages to Epstein astatine his Palm Beach residence. Between 2001 and 2004, Minor Victim-4 was paid hundreds of dollars successful currency for her interactions with Epstein during which he'd sexually maltreatment her, according to the indictment.
The unfortunate besides allegedly recruited different young females to supply sexualized massages connected Epstein astatine his and Maxwell's request. At times, Maxwell called the unfortunate from New York to docket the massages connected Epstein upon his instrumentality to Florida.
Maxwell besides sent gifts from New York, including lingerie, to the victim's location successful Florida, the indictment says.
Maxwell's counsel maintains she is guiltless and was lone charged due to the fact that Epstein died.
What we mightiness spot successful tribunal
The trial, expected to past astir six weeks, volition proceed done the upcoming holidays, meaning Maxwell volition apt observe her 60th day successful national situation connected Christmas Day.
Jurors volition spot Maxwell unshackled sitting astatine the defence array successful regular covering and a aesculapian look disguise -- a request for each successful attendance astatine court.
Maurene Comey, the girl of erstwhile FBI Director James Comey, is 1 of the prosecutors trying the case.
The alleged victims and immoderate different witnesses volition attest nether pseudonyms oregon by their archetypal name, though the assemblage volition beryllium told their identities, according to tribunal filings.
Jurors could spot Maxwell's 'little achromatic book'
A erstwhile worker astatine Epstein's Palm Beach mansion volition attest astir an code publication containing interaction accusation for alleged underage victims and high-profile celebrities Epstein and Maxwell associated with, according to tribunal documents.
It's unclear astatine this constituent if jurors volition get to spot a transcript of the publication during the trial.
The worker volition attest that this transcript aligns with her recollection of the bound and sewn, typed publication that contains interaction accusation for Maxwell's household members and the alleged victims successful this case, tribunal filings say.
Judge Nathan said during the last pretrial proceeding that she'd perceive the unnamed employee's grounds astir the publication earlier she rules connected whether jurors tin spot immoderate of it.
Prosecutors accidental the publication belonged to Maxwell and that copies of it and different belonging to Epstein were placed astir Epstein's location for convenience, per a location manual obtained via a hunt warrant.
Expert witnesses expected to attest astir grooming for intersexual abuse
Prosecutors allege Maxwell had a signifier of grooming Epstein's victims, making them comfy by taking them connected outings similar buying and going to spot movies, and asking astir their idiosyncratic lives.
An adept connected kid enactment abuse, Dr. Lisa Rocchio, is expected to attest for the prosecution connected the grooming of minors for intersexual abuse, a conception astatine the crux of the government's statement for the charges against Maxwell successful the indictment.
Judge Nathan ruled the defence whitethorn besides telephone adept witnesses to combat the expected grounds from the prosecution's expert.
Dr. Park Dietz is expected to downplay grooming successful grounds for the defense, saying that grooming tin simply beryllium benignant behaviour that does not inherently person to beryllium associated with intersexual abuse, according to a defence motion.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is besides expected to attest for the defence astir representation distortion and the inclination of victims to retrieve halfway accusation but hide oregon misremember peripheral details astir a traumatic event, according to a defence motion.
Loftus was likewise paid to attest connected the taxable successful Harvey Weinstein's defense successful the 2020 proceedings that ended successful a condemnation of the disgraced movie mogul connected intersexual misconduct charges.
Maxwell faces 2 further perjury charges connected to allegations that she lied during a 2016 civilian deposition which are expected to beryllium handled successful a abstracted trial.