Opening statements in the highly anticipated trial of Ghislaine Maxwell begin on Monday in a Manhattan federal court.
Maxwell is being tried on several felony counts, including trafficking underage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
Here's what you need to know as the trial starts.
What Maxwell is accused of
It's alleged that Maxwell groomed underage girls, offering them lavish trips and gifts in exchange for exploiting them, and that in some cases, she herself participated in the abuse.