New York prosecutors raise victims' hopes that British heiress could face charges

Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, met behind closed doors with the some of the 16 women who spoke in court on Tuesday. Video: British actress joins group fighting to have Jeffrey Epstein’s team charged (Fox News) She is alleged in court documents to have served as a recruiter for Epstein, luring young women to visit him under false pretences, and facilitating his abuse of the vulnerable girls. Gloria Allred, the high profile women’s rights lawyer who is representing five Epstein accusers – and weighing up taking on yet more – said she was impressed by Mr Berman’s words. Gallery: What to know about British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell (Business Insider) Frank Perrone, a former prosecutor in New York and now a partner at private law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, said Miss Maxwell could not rest easy, despite there being no charges filed so far.