Prosecutors alert Maxwell judge of juror’s sex abuse claims
“The Authorities respectfully submits that any juror investigation ought to be carried out solely beneath the supervision of the Court docket,” prosecutors wrote.
If the judge decides to conduct a listening to, her workers ought to “promptly contact the juror to inform him” and inquire whether or not he would really like a lawyer to be appointed in reference to it, prosecutors stated.
Quoting from the press studies, prosecutors stated the juror asserted that he “flew by” the potential juror questionnaire and didn’t recall being requested if he’d been a sufferer of sex abuse.
Protection legal professionals didn’t instantly remark. Prosecutors stated of their letter that they’d reached out to protection counsel on Tuesday evening however they’d not but responded and prosecutors had been “not conscious of the protection place on this concern.”
Maxwell, 60, was convicted final week of sex trafficking and conspiracy costs after a four-week trial.
The jury discovered that she conspired with financier Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 2004 to recruit and groom teenage ladies to be sexually abused by Epstein.
Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail cell in August 2019 as he awaited a sex trafficking trial.
No sentencing date has been set after Maxwell’s conviction and he or she continues to be dealing with trial on perjury costs.