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Ghislaine Maxwell trial latest: Photos of British socialite caressing Epstein's feet shown to court

Ghislaine Maxwell's criminal trial has entered its eighth day after jurors heard testimony from three women who said they were teenagers when the British socialite facilitated their sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. 

It comes after a collection of  intimate photos were unveiled to jurors on Tuesday showing Ms Maxwell caressing the feet of the billionaire paedophile while aboard his private jet. 

Other pictures, recovered from an FBI raid of Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in July 2019, depict Epstein with his arm around the British socialite or her kissing him on the cheek.

Much of the testimony from two of Ms Maxwell's accusers who have taken the stand so far has centred on massages, which prosecutors called a "ruse" to get girls to touch Epstein.

Attorneys acting on behalf of the alleged victims testifying against Ms Maxwell have attempted to paint a picture of her and Epstein as "partners in crime". 

Ms Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other charges for her alleged role in recruiting and grooming girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.

Defence attorneys for Ms Maxwell have argued her accusers' memories have been corrupted over the years, and that she is being scapegoated for the deceased financier's conduct.