Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning as part of the continuing federal inquiry into the disgraced financier's child sex trafficking operation, a person with knowledge of matter said Thursday.
Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire and is expected to make her first court appearance later Thursday, said the source who is not authorized to comment publicly.
Epstein, while awaiting trial on the trafficking charges last year, committed suicide in a federal detention center in New York.
Following Epstein's death, federal authorities vowed to continue the investigation and have sought, but so far failed, to obtain the cooperation of Britain's Prince Andrew, a friend of Epstein.
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