A federal judge on Tuesday denied bail for Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of facilitating the sexual abuse of young girls by her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, the now-dead investor.

Maxwell, who will remain in jail pending trial, pleaded not guilty at the bail hearing in Manhattan federal court, where her lawyer had sought her release on a $5 million release bond.

“Ms. Maxwell poses a risk of flight,” said Judge Alison Nathan, noting Maxwell’s wealth, citizenship in Britain and France, and lack of strong family or business ties in the United States as she denied that bail request.

Written by Dan Mangan

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