css-14iz86j-BoldText {Font size: bold;} A US judge refused $ 285m (£ 21) 4m) bail from British celebrity Ghislaine Maxwell awaiting trial for sex crimes

The New York ruling says the 59-year-old suspect poses a flight risk and the offer does not ensure her appearance at future hearings

She is accused of helping convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein care for young girls, which she denies

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It was suggested in her bail package that she could return home with armed guards to prevent her from escaping

Lawyers objected to her detention conditions, saying she had been subjected to invasive searches and the guards interrupted her every 15 minutes to check that she was still alive

However, prosecutors said there was a risk that Ms. Maxwell could flee with her assets on bail to France or the UK, where she is a citizen, and suggested avoiding extradition

Ms. Maxwell was in a relationship with financier Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s. He died in prison cell in August last year while awaiting trial for sexual trafficking more than a decade after being convicted of underage prostitution. p>

Four of the charges against Ms. Maxwell relate to the years between 1994 and 1997, when prosecutors said she helped Epstein care for girls aged 14, the other two charges are allegations of perjury in 2016

She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted in her trial, which is due to begin next July

Court documents filed in November requesting bail said the multi-million dollar proposal represented the entire combined assets of Ms. Maxwell and her husband, including three apartments

Ms. Maxwell is the daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell. She allegedly introduced Epstein to wealthy and powerful personalities, including Bill Clinton and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew of the British Royal Family

2005: One of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, aged 14, reports him to Palm Beach police

2007: A plea is made – instead of facing charges of federal sex trafficking, Epstein confesses to two charges of prostitution, including one with a minor

November 2018: The Miami Herald publishes an explosive investigation into Epstein, the plea, and the dozen women who allege abuse

July 2019: Epstein is arrested again and accused of sex trafficking in underage girls for several years

14 July 2020: Ms. Maxwell pleads not guilty of trafficking in minors for Epstein and receives no bail

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