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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the Epstein confidant detained by the FBI?

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in the US on charges of helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein.

Maxwell has kept a low profile since the death in August of Epstein, a financier who was accused of raping and trafficking underage girls over nearly two decades. Some of Epstein’s alleged victims have said Maxwell lured them into his circle, where they were sexually abused by him and powerful friends.

Ghislaine Maxwell, in a black dress, pictured with her father, British media tycoon and fraudster Robert Maxwell.

Ghislaine Maxwell, in a black dress, pictured with her father, British media tycoon and fraudster Robert Maxwell. Credit:Apha Press/Australscope

Here are some facts about her:

Donald Trump and his future wife Melania Knauss, pictured in 2000 with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Donald Trump and his future wife Melania Knauss, pictured in 2000 with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.Credit:Getty Images

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