Maxwell trial delivers few fireworks for onlookers, but testimonies still shock

It was not the sensational event that observers had expected as the prosecution concluded its case of sexual trafficking against socialite Ghislaine Maxwell

Annie Farmer during a detention hearing for Jeffrey Epstein, the now deceased accused sex trafficker, at US Federal Court in New York city. PIcture: Getty

Just before 4.30pm on Friday evening, in room 318 of the Thurgood Marshall Federal Court building in Manhattan, the prosecution team in the most eagerly awaited trial of the year rested their case against Ghislaine Maxwell.

The trial of the 59-year-old Oxford graduate, socialite and one-time lover of Jeffrey Epstein of multiple charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy is now expected to end before Christmas. The defence has indicated that it will need just two ...