Ghislaine Maxwell is denied bail by US judge

A US judge on Monday denied bail to Ghislaine Maxwell, citing the risk the British socialite could try to flee from charges she assisted in the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of girls.

US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said federal prosecutors persuaded her that Maxwell "poses a flight risk," and that "no conditions of release can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance at future proceedings."

Lawyers for Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Nathan had previously denied Maxwell bail in July.

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Robert Maxwell and his daughter Ghislaine watch the Oxford v Brighton football match, 13th October 1984. (Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
From left, American real estate developer Donald Trump and his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, financier (and future convicted sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Guest, Piers Morgan and Ghislaine Maxwell attend BREAKFAST WITH LUCIAN by Geordie Greig at Private Residence on October 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
(L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, and musician Michael Bolton pose for a portrait during a party at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
The Duke of York leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend Aurelia Cecil to Rupert Stephenson at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury. The Duke of York left with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late Robert Maxwell.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 15: Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising, with a Performance by Rod Stewart at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
The Mirror organised a Disney day out for the kids at Lord and Lady Bath's Longleat House, in Wiltshire. A great fun day in which Ghislaine Maxwell presented a cheque for ú2000 for the save the children fund. 13th September 1985. (Photo by George Phillips/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Four-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell, who is sat on the knees of George Brown, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. Mr Brown was officially opening the new headquarters of the international operations of the Pergamon Press Group of Companies, a £210,000 office building and warehouse in the grounds of Headington Hill Hall, Oxford. Ghislaine is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, Chairman and Managing Director of Pergamon Press. (Photo by PA/PA Images via Getty Images)
Oxford United show off their brand new strip with a photocall at The Manor Ground, Oxford, 6th July 1984. 22-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell, a director at the club is pictured with players and staff. Her father, Robert Maxwell who is Chairman, was unable to attend. (Photo by Charlie Ley/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Ghislaine Maxwell, a Director of Oxford United Football Club, received the Fiat Team of the Year Award from Bobby Robson at a special luncheon held at The Connaught Rooms, 10th December 1984. (Photo by Julian Brown/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: (TABS OUT) Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and Super Model Naomi Campbell (R) at the Rosa Cha Post-Show Celebration party hosted by Super Model Naomi Campbell and NC Connect at Man Ray on September 19, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Ghislaine Maxwell with the Duke of York leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the Duke, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury with . Ms Cecil married Rupert Stephenson and she is daughter of the Earl of Cranborn. (Photo by Chris Ison - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
From left, American real estate developer Donald Trump and his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, musician Michael Bolton, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
British press magnat Robert Maxwell's daughter Ghislaine (L) and wife Elisabeth (R) attend the funeral serice for burial on the Mount of Olives of their father and husband on November 10, 1991. (Photo by Sven NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
Ghislaine Maxwell, youngest child of media proprietor and fraudster, Robert Maxwell (1923 - 1991), holding a framed photograph of her late father, Jerusalem, Israel, 9th November 1991. (Photo by Ken Lennox/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Tenerife, Mort du magnat et homme politique britannique Robert Maxwell. Ici, sa fille Ghislaine Maxwell . Elle sera, au début des années 2000, la compagne de l'homme d'affaires Jeffrey Epstein (Photo by Matthew Polak/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Tenerife, Mort du magnat et homme politique britannique Robert Maxwell. Ici, sa fille Ghislaine Maxwell sur le yacht de son père "Le Lady Ghislaine". Elle sera, au début des années 2000, la compagne de l'homme d'affaires Jeffrey Epstein (Photo by Matthew Polak/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Actor George Hamilton with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Robert Maxwell, arriving at Epsom. (Photo by Jim James/PA Images via Getty Images)
OXFORD, OCTOBER 19TH 1985: Chelsea Chairman Ken Bates with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Oxford United's owner, Robert Maxwell before the First Division match between Oxford United and Chelsea at Manor Ground on October 19, 1985 in Oxford,England. Oxford United won the game 2-1 (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD HILLS- FEBRUARY 25: Lady Victoria Hervey Designer, Ghislaine Maxwell and designer Shizue Nobuta who attended the Shizue handbag Oscar preview launch party hosted by Tamara Beckwith and sponsored by Moet and Chandon on February 25, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: Ghislaine Maxwell attends James Perse Store Launch at 411 Bleecker on September 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Rudd/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: Ghislaine Maxwell and Carlos Mota attend Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 6: Roger Waters and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Book Party hosted by Anne Hearst McInerney, Candace Bushnell & Nicole Miller Celebrating "HOW IT ENDED" by Jay McInerney at CRU Restaurant on April 6, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 2: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Bob Weinstein and Karen Duffy attend Holly Peterson's THE IDEA OF HIM Book Party at The Four Seasons on April 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Ghislaine Maxwell and Piers Morgan attend BREAKFAST WITH LUCIAN by Geordie Greig at Private Residence on October 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a July 2, 2020, press conference in New York City. - Maxwell, the former girlfriend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the United States on July 2, 2020, by FBI officers investigating his sex crimes, multiple US media outlets reported. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a July 2, 2020, press conference in New York City. - Maxwell, the former girlfriend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the United States on July 2, 2020, by FBI officers investigating his sex crimes, multiple US media outlets reported. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing where she was denied bail for her role aiding Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and eventually abuse of minor girls, in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
Protesters and members of the news media gather outside Manhattan Federal Court, during the arraignment hearing of Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A police K-9 walks outside the Merrimack County correctional facility, Friday, July 3, 2020 , in Boscowen N.H., where Ghislaine Maxwell was being held after her arrest Thursday at a wooded estate in Bradford, N.H. The British socialite faces charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and groom girls as young as 14 years old for sex in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for denying her involvement under oath.

She has been jailed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn following her July 2 arrest at her New Hampshire home, where prosecutors said she was hiding out. Her trial is scheduled for July 2021.

Maxwell had proposed a $28.5m (£21m) bail package, including home confinement with electronic monitoring and 24-hour guard to ensure she remained safe and would not escape.

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