Maxwell, Epstein were ‘partners in crime,’ prosecutor says

  • A protestor stands alone outside a courthouse Monday for the start of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got underway in New York.