Drone video footage shows the mansion in New Hampshire that Ghislaine Maxwell—a longtime associate of deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein—used while in “hiding” since Epstein’s arrest, according to federal authorities.
The 156-acre property sits in Bradford, a small town of under 2,000 residents in the southeastern portion of the state.
Maxwell acquired the estate in an all-cash purchase in December 2019 through a carefully anonymized LLC, according to a court filing prosecutors submitted Thursday supporting their argument that she be held without bail after an arrest on sex trafficking charges.
Maxwell has no known connections to Bradford.
“She slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims continue to live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago,” FBI Special Agent William Sweeney told reporters after Maxwell’s arrest.
Investigators, though, had been “discreetly keeping tabs” on Maxwell for an undisclosed period of time, the agent revealed.
According to a property listing, the 4,365 square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Listed for $1.07 million, the description outlines a luxurious retreat for nature lovers who enjoy “total privacy.”
Bradford was founded in 1771, starting as New Bradford, later becoming Bradfordton, and eventually settling into its present name.
The town has a post office, a smattering of restaurants, several churches, and a few other stores.
Locals expressed surprise that Maxwell was living nearby.
“It pierced a hole in my heart to know she still had the means to buy a home like this and to buy it anonymously,” Carol McCorry, who lives nearby, told CBS Boston.
Kristie Dunn, another local, told WCAX that she was “shocked, seriously shocked, because nothing really happens around here.”