What’s Current: Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested for recruiting and abusing girls in sex-trafficking ring

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  • Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested and charged for playing a key role in the disgraced financier’s alleged child sex trafficking operation.
  • Women in the US military are sharing their accounts of sexual abuse on social media with the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen, a reference to a missing soldier who said she was being harassed by her superior days before her disappearance.
  • The New York Times reports the British government ignored early warnings that domestic violence would soar during the COVID-19 lockdown, failing to provide adequate support for victims trapped at home with their abusers.
  • At least 118 members of Colombia’s army have been investigated for alleged sexual abuse since 2016, the head of the army said amid accusations of sexual violence by soldiers against young indigenous girls.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.