Ghislaine Maxwell is pictured at charity event to stop sex trafficking

A photo has emerged showing accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell at a charity event to oppose sex trafficking prior to her arrest.

Maxwell, smiling, is seen at the 2013 fundraiser for Stop the Trafficking of People in New York's Meatpacking district, posing with the group's founder Celhia de Lavarene. 

'She's got some nerve. But I am not surprised,' de Lavarene told The Sun. 'I've come to realize that these people need to appear to be doing good and make people believe it.'

In July, Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire and federally charged with enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children in connection with her decades-long association with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell (left) is seen at a 2013 event to stop sex trafficking with (left to right) French Ambassador to the US François Delattre, Stop founder founder Celhia de Lavarene, French fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, Bic pen fortune heir Bruno Bich, and Baroness Veronique Bich

Ghislaine Maxwell (left) is seen at a 2013 event to stop sex trafficking with (left to right) French Ambassador to the US François Delattre, Stop founder founder Celhia de Lavarene, French designer Catherine Malandrino, Bic pen fortune heir Bruno Bich, and Baroness Veronique Bich

In July, Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire and federally charged with enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children in connection with her decades-long association with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein (with her above)

In July, Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire and federally charged with enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children in connection with her decades-long association with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein (with her above)

The photo from the 2013 event shows Maxwell posing with de Lavarene, French Ambassador to the US François Delattre, French designer Catherine Malandrino, Bic pen fortune heir Bruno Bich, and Baroness Veronique Bich.

The charity group funds rescue centers for girls and women who escape sex traffickers, so they are not forced back on the streets.

At the swanky fundraiser, Maxwell looked on as Delattre gave an impassioned speech supporting the group's mission and speaking out against sex trafficking.

Maxwell, 58, has been held without bail since her July arrest on charges that she recruited teenage girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s and sometimes joined the abuse. She has pleaded not guilty. 

Maxwell is seen in a court sketch from her July 14 arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court

Maxwell is seen in a court sketch from her July 14 arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court 

The investigation into Epstein remains active, leading prosecutors said Tuesday, as they

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