Maxwell prosecutors: ‘sexualized’ photo of young girl displayed outside Epstein bedroom

A “sexually suggestive photograph of a very young girl” was displayed outside 제프리 엡스타인’s bedroom at his Palm Beach mansion, prosecutors in 기 슬레인 맥스웰’s child-sex trafficking trial said on Friday.

“Schoolgirl” costumes were also recovered during a search of Epstein’s Manhattan home.

The information emerged when the prosecution and defense argued about several photos that might be presented as evidence in her federal court case in New York.

Epstein, the wealthy financier whose acquaintances included Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton, killed himself at a New York City jail in August 2019, while awaiting his own sex-trafficking trial.

Maxwell, 59, his former girlfriend and the daughter of the late British publishing baron Robert Maxwell, was arrested in July 2020 at a luxurious New Hampshire estate. She denies all the charges against her.

The images discussed on Friday were recovered during searches of Epstein’s various residences. One depicted a young girl pulling down her underwear, exposing her buttocks. An image depicted a young girl on Epstein’s lap.

The prosecution said that one of the photos “is the primary decoration outside the master bedroom that the defendant [Maxwell] shared with Mr Epstein”.

“In order to get into that room, you have to get by a sexually suggestive photograph of a very young girl,” the prosecution said. “The fact that there is a sexualized photograph, of a clearly underaged female, is highly probative.”

The prosecution also revealed that “schoolgirl costumes” were found when law enforcement searched Epstein’s New York City property in 2019. The outfits were “small ones found in the same room where an underage girl says she was sexually abused”, said prosecutors. “It’s certainly relevant.”

This debate came before Juan Alessi, the house manager of Epstein’s south Florida manse from 1990 ...에 2002, resumed his testimony. As this discussion took place before trial proceedings began in earnest, jurors were not present.

Alessi’s testimony on Thursday described Maxwell as a domineering “lady of the house” who warned him to “never look” Epstein in the eyes as she increasingly saddled the employee with degrading demands.

Alessi also appeared to support some accusers’ allegations against his former boss and Maxwell. He claimed to have seen two minor-looking teenagers at Epstein’s house. One of these females was Jane – as the first accuser to testify against Maxwell at this trial is referred to in court.

Epstein introduced her to Donald Trump when she was 14, she told the court earlier in the week. This accuser also claimed that she was on a flight with Prince Andrew, although she did not accuse the now former president or the duke of any misconduct.

The other female Alessi alleges to have seen was Virginia Giuffre. She is a longtime Epstein and Maxwell accuser. Giuffre has claimed that Maxwell and Epstein coerced her into sexual activity with Prince Andrew at 17, an allegation that the Duke of York denies.

Alessi said that Epstein, who had hired him full-time after coaxing him to leave his other clients, began acting differently toward him after Maxwell’s hiring.

“It changed gradually from being cordial to more just, 음, professional,”그는 말했다. “Our conversations with him were less and less.”

Some of Epstein and Maxwell’s accusers have claimed that they were sexually abused under the pretext of giving him a massage. Some have alleged that they were abused with sex toys.

Maxwell’s legal team tried to undermine Alessi’s credibility during cross-examination on Friday. Alessi admitted that he didn’t see any signs that people were hurt during these massages.

They then asked whether anyone had told him about abuse during Epstein’s massages. “I wish they would have,” Alessi said, “Because I would have done something to stop it.”

The trial continues.

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