Judge delays Ghislaine Maxwell's trial to fall amid new sex-trafficking charges

Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell. Photo credit Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A judge on Monday delayed Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial until the fall, according to reports.

Maxwell’s trial was originally set to take place on July 12, but U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan granted her request to postpone it due in part to the new charges she is facing, Reuters reported.

Maxwell’s team had also requested the delay because “COVID-19 protocols made trial preparation harder,” the outlet reported.

Maxwell’s attorneys and prosecutors must agree to a new date by May 10, according to the outlet.

The British socialite last year pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited girls for late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

She also pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges last month.