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Prosecutors seek secrecy as Jeffrey Epstein probe continues


Manhattan prosecutors told a judge in a letter that they want to delay giving materials from dozens of victims cooperating with the government who will not testify at trial to lawyers for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. The active probe leaves open the possibility of additional arrests.

Maxwell, 58, has been held without bail since her July arrest on charges that she recruited teenage girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s and sometimes joined the abuse. She has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors want to delay turning materials from some victims over to the defense until eight weeks before a trial scheduled for July.

A message seeking comment was left with lawyers for Maxwell. Prosecutors said defense lawyers have indicated they will oppose the secrecy request.