At Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial, lurid photos from Epstein home barred by judge
Ghislaine Maxwell, after walking out the side door of her townhouse in Manhattan on Jan. 4, 2015. - Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News/TNS

NEW YORK — The prosecution in the Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial suffered a series of setbacks Friday as Maxwell’s lawyers successfully challenged a key witness’ testimony and persuaded the judge to exclude FBI photographs of Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion. Maxwell, seated at the defense table with her bevy of lawyers, appeared elated at day’s end, smiling with her arm around one of her attorneys, Bobbi Sternheim. It was the fifth day of testimony in what is expected to be a six-week trial in federal court in Manhattan. Maxwell, 59, is accused of recruiting minors to be sexually a...