By: Rusty Brooks
The arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, the sexual procurer for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was quite dramatic, and included spy planes and armed agents, according to the Daily Mail of the UK.
The raid on the 156-acre property where Maxwell was staying in Bradford, New Hampshire, swung into action at 8.20am on Thursday when 24 armed FBI agents, officers from the local police force, New York police and New Hampshire’s gang task force used bolt-cutters to break the lock on a metal gate leading to the secluded property that she bought for cash last December, Daily Mail reported.
We drove at speed up the half-mile driveway in a convoy of 15 vehicles. And let’s just say, we didn’t knock politely on the door. It was smashed down, an agent told the British publication.
Maxwell was “up and dressed” and wearing “sweatpants and a top” in the living room when they burst in, the officer said.
“She was turned around quickly and cuffed. She was in custody in a matter of seconds,” the source insisted.
Dick Morris, 59, a carpenter who lives opposite Maxwell told Daily Mail
‘I heard what I first thought was a para plane, basically an engine with a seat and parachute, which is common around here. You hear one for ten minutes and it’s gone. But this went on and on.
‘I went out to load my truck at 7am and the plane was still going. I thought, “What the heck is this guy doing buzzing around and around?” ‘I peered up through the trees and caught a glimpse of a small Cessna-type plane high up and buzzing in a wide circle.
Then I noticed another plane so there were two of them, like opposite sides of a circle, this high-altitude circle of planes buzzing around and around.
‘Later I realized it had to be the FBI making sure she didn’t leave before the raid team got there.’
The hunt for Epstein’s degenerate pal lasted over a year, according to sources.
The source said: ‘This has taken millions of dollars and hundreds of man hours. At least five million bucks, maybe more.
‘The FBI has been tracking her for a year. They had her, then they lost her. She was in Colorado and Wyoming then they lost her until she showed up in New Hampshire. It’s been a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.
‘They had to build a case and put it in front of a grand jury. These things take time. She slipped through the net once but as soon as the grand jury came back with an indictment ten days ago, it was on.’
Local police only learned of the raid on Wednesday night, but FBI agents had been massing in the area from Monday onwards, Daly Mail reported.
Prosecuting Maxwell is going to be incredibly challenging for prosecutors. This is a very tough one to prosecute. The offenses took place 26 years ago. Her lawyers will rip apart the victims and their witnesses,’ an expert told Daily Mail.
Psychologist, expert witness and iconic feminist author, Dr. Phyllis Chesler told the Jewish Voice in an exclusive interview that “sadly, there many ‘Ghislaine Maxwells’ in this world. Women who collaborate with men in instances of sexual abuse of minors and others.”
Dr. Chesler ruefully added that the reason that Harvey Weinstein did not have “the book” thrown at him was because of “women who intentionally looked the other way or even helped him in his crimes. Perhaps they were accessories to these crimes out of fear of retribution or they saw the ability to help their own careers.” She observed that the #MeToo movement has not as yet successfully addressed the issue of women who collaborate with men to abuse other women.
In terms of Maxwell’s immediate future, Dr. Chesler opined that she might ‘play the victim’ throughout her trial; telling the court that she was compelled to help Epstein or she might feign innocence to the best of her ability. “Maxwell may also ‘name names’ during her trial and if she does, the government will have to take extra stringent security measures while she is in prison,” said Dr. Chesler.