Ghislaine Maxwell will appear in person in Manhattan federal court Friday — for the first time since she was arrested last year for allegedly procuring underage girls for multimillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.
Maxwell, who has been locked in a Brooklyn jail since her arrest, will appear for her arraignment on two sex-trafficking charges that were added to her indictment by federal prosecutors in March.
Maxwell had requested her arraignment take place in person after a remote hearing in a separate civil case she is involved in was brigaded by conspiracy theorists, who overwhelmed the court’s public phone line.
The 59-year-old has maintained her innocence since her arrest and is expected to plead not guilty to the additional counts Friday.
The two counts — sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking conspiracy — are for allegedly recruiting an unidentified underage girl in the early 2000s.
Then-acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey