Ghislaine Maxwell will face years of lie detector tests once she is released from jail… and will not even be allowed to look at a web profile of an under-18
Ghislaine Maxwell will have to pass regular lie detector tests once she has served her 20-year prison sentence and will be banned from going near children for five years.
The conditions were signed off by Judge Alison Nathan who sentenced Maxwell for recruiting and trafficking under-age girls for the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The New York judge added the ‘special condition’ after criticising Maxwell for her ‘dishonesty’ and her ‘pattern of deflecting blame’.
The former socialite, 60, will also have to submit to searches of her home, car and electronic devices.
She will also have to register as a sex offender, attend sex offender treatment clinics and will be forbidden from ‘loitering within 100 feet of places regularly frequented by children under the age of 18, such as schoolyards, playgrounds, and arcades’.
Ghislaine Maxwell will have to pass regular lie detector tests once she has served her 20-year prison sentence and will be banned from going near children for five years
Maxwell’s lawyers say she will appeal against her conviction. Her family hopes she can serve her time in a British prison.
The rules state: ‘You shall abide by all rules, requirements, and conditions of the sex offender treatment programme, including submission to polygraph testing.’
According to the US courts service, polygraph examinations are done every six months or so and take around two hours.
They are designed to ‘detect deception from the person’s demeanour during the interviews’ and are designed to ensure they comply with their conditions of release.
The questioning is designed to ‘elicit admissions or confessions of undesired activity’ and breaches of parole.
Among the other conditions imposed on Maxwell will be that she is not to have contact with anyone under 18 for five years without permission from the authorities.
She cannot contact any of her victims and cannot even look at a website or online profile of somebody under 18.
During an emotional sentencing, Maxwell’s victims lined up to describe the horrific impact of the abuse she helped facilitate and, in some cases, took part in.
Maxwell addressed the court and told the victims she wanted to ‘acknowledge their pain’ but did not apologise or express remorse.