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Sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell begins

 In this July 2, 2020, file photo, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)
In this July 2, 2020, file photo, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)

The trial of the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Monday. Maxwell is accused of allegedly helping disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse and traffic girls.

Barry Levine, an investigative reporter and the author of, “The Spider: Inside the Criminal Web of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell,” discusses the case.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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