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Ghislaine Maxwell groped 14-year-old, said victim had 'a great body for Mr. Epstein,' accuser testifies

Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell groped a 14-year-old girl’s bare breast and declared the teen “had a great body for Mr. Epstein,” a Manhattan jury heard Tuesday.

The third accuser to take the stand against Maxwell — who testified under her first name, Carolyn — said she first met Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell, his alleged chief enabler, in Florida in the early 2000s when she was 13.

The witness alleged Maxwell fondled her when she was 14 going on 15.

“I was upstairs setting up the massage table. And at that point I was kind of comfortable because I had been there so many times, that at that point I was getting fully nude,” said Carolyn.

“And she came in and felt my boobs and my hips and my buttocks and said that — that Mr. Epstein would — that I had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.”

The witness told the court that Virginia Roberts Giuffre introduced her to the couple in the early 2000s, who she said paid good money for massages.

 

It was around the time Carolyn dropped out of her Palm Beach, Florida, school in the seventh grade.

Although she is not a part of the trial, Giuffre is a prominent accuser of Epstein. She has alleged he loaned her out to Prince Andrew for sex in a civil complaint pending in federal court in Manhattan.

Carolyn told jurors the abuse happened even as she confided to Maxwell and Epstein that she had been sexually assaulted and that her mother was an alcoholic. “I remember telling her that I had been raped and molested by my grandfather starting at the age of 4,” she said.

Prosecutors have said Maxwell and Epstein purposely sought out minors from broken homes to abuse.

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