The federal agents who arrested Ghislaine Maxwell found a cellphone wrapped in tin foil inside of her New Hampshire home in “a misguided effort to evade detection,” prosecutors said Monday.
The disclosure came in court papers rebutting Maxwell’s request to be released from jail as she awaits trial on charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.
Prosecutors revealed new details of what took place the day Maxwell was arrested and argued they underscore the risks of allowing her out of detention.
The agents forced open the door and ultimately found Maxwell inside the house, according to the court filing.
As they were sweeping the house, they discovered a cellphone wrapped in tinfoil on top of a desk, the court papers say.
Maxwell was charged in a six-count indictment alleging that she enticed minors, some as young as 14, who were abused by Epstein in the mid-1990s.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday to decide whether Maxwell will be released from federal custody. »