a longtime pilot for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein resumed his testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial Tuesday, pronouncing that the British socialite charged with serving to the financier find teenage women to sexually abuse was once “Number 2” within the hierarchy of Epstein’s operations.
Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr. is the primary witness in the sex-trafficking trial of Maxwell, FIFTY NINE, a lady who travelled for decades in circles that positioned her in contact with finished and wealthy people earlier than her July 2020 arrest.
Requested where Maxwell stood in the hierarchy of Epstein’s global, Visoski said Maxwell “was the Number 2.” He also stated that “Epstein was the big #1.”
The testimony helps what Assistant U.S. Lawyer Lara Pomerantz advised jurors in her starting remark Monday when she stated Epstein and Maxwell have been “partners in crime.”
Pomerantz stated Maxwell recruited and groomed girls for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to no less than 2004.
Maxwell has pleaded now not in charge and her attorney says she’s being made a scapegoat for Epstein’s alleged crimes.
Visoski testified in short on Monday earlier than beginning Tuesday at the witness stand. Prosecutors have used his testimony to turn jurors photographs of Epstein’s properties and homes.
Epstein killed himself in his New York jail cellular phone in August 2019 as he awaited a intercourse-trafficking trial.
Maxwell has been held with out bail on the grounds that her arrest on fees alleging she recruited teenage girls for Epstein to abuse from 1994 to 1997. In Advance this yr, the indictment towards her was extended to accuse her of continuous to help Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenagers from 1997 to 2004.