Ghislaine Maxwell’s ex-right-hand woman Sarah Kellen strolls carefree in Manhattan

While Ghislaine Maxwell awaits her fate, Sarah Kellen – her ex-right-hand-woman and third key figure in Jeffrey Epstein drama – strolls carefree in Manhattan

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Walking through Manhattan to see her personal trainer, Sarah Kellen appears to be enjoying a carefree life – certainly compared with her former bosses Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

One cheated justice by killing himself while awaiting trial on child sex charges, the other will next week learn how long she will spend behind bars for recruiting girls for the paedophile tycoon to abuse.

But as Maxwell, 60, faces being jailed for up to 55 years in New York on Tuesday, the contrast in her fortunes with those of her ex-right-hand woman Miss Kellen, 43, could not be starker.

She is now married to Nascar driver turned investor Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington.

Walking through Manhattan to see her personal trainer, Sarah Kellen (above) appears to be enjoying a carefree life – certainly compared with her former bosses Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell

Walking through Manhattan to see her personal trainer, Sarah Kellen (above) appears to be enjoying a carefree life – certainly compared with her former bosses Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell

As Maxwell, 60, faces being jailed for up to 55 years in New York on Tuesday, the contrast in her fortunes with those of her ex-right-hand woman Miss Kellen, 43, could not be starker. She is now married to Nascar driver turned investor Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington. (Above, Maxwell with Miss Kellen)

As Maxwell, 60, faces being jailed for up to 55 years in New York on Tuesday, the contrast in her fortunes with those of her ex-right-hand woman Miss Kellen, 43, could not be starker. She is now married to Nascar driver turned investor Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington. (Above, Maxwell with Miss Kellen)

She and her husband live in a £4.3million penthouse in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood, and also own a £5.1million condominium in Miami. Last week they were seen strolling a short distance to their personal trainer’s studio where lessons are thought to cost £120 an hour.

The couple wore gym clothes and were on their phones most of the way, looking relaxed on the warm summer’s day.

It is a far cry from Miss Kellen’s time working as a personal assistant to Maxwell and Epstein. She has been dubbed Epstein’s ‘lieutenant’ for allegedly sourcing and booking underage girls for ‘massages’.

This week prosecutors described her in court papers as the ‘third knowing participant’ in the sex trafficking operation, after Maxwell and Epstein.

But she has never faced justice over the scandal after becoming one of four women granted immunity from prosecution over Epstein’s abuse. In 2008, his lawyers persuaded the authorities to sign an agreement giving ‘potential co-conspirators’ protection from future charges.

It is a far cry from Miss Kellen's time working as a personal assistant to Maxwell and Epstein. She has been dubbed Epstein's 'lieutenant' for allegedly sourcing and booking underage girls for 'massages'. (Above, Epstein with Maxwell)

It is a far cry from Miss Kellen’s time working as a personal assistant to Maxwell and Epstein. She has been dubbed Epstein’s ‘lieutenant’ for allegedly sourcing and booking underage girls for ‘massages’. (Above, Epstein with Maxwell)

Many serious charges against Epstein and ‘co-conspirators’ were wiped out in return for the billionaire pleading guilty to the lesser offence of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.

After Epstein’s prison suicide in 2019, attention turned to Maxwell, paving the way for her belated prosecution last year. And while Maxwell faces the possibility of dying in prison for trafficking underage girls for Epstein, Miss Kellen is free to get on with her life – much to the disdain of victims of the abuse.

Victims’ lawyer David Boies told the Mail: ‘It would be a serious miscarriage of justice for the prosecution to stop there,’ adding that co-conspirators should be held to account.

Another US victims’ attorney, Brad Edwards, said Miss Kellen should share evidence to help those ‘still seeking justice’ or should face prosecution next.

In their memo before Maxwell’s sentencing, prosecutors said the former socialite had trained her to take over scheduling massage appointments.

Miss Kellen’s lawyer did not respond to requests for comment.

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