As you may have heard over the weekend, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been busted on his infamous pedo-ring.
His indictment was unsealed this morning, and WOOF. It’s a doozy.
According to Fox News:
An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday morning against billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is set to make his first appearance in a New York City federal court later in the day.
Prosecutors allege Epstein, the 66-year-old wealthy hedge fund manager arrested on Saturday, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14.
“The victims described herein were as young as 14 years old at the time they were abused…and were, for various reasons, often particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” prosecutors wrote in court documents. “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”
It’s sickening, isn’t it?
And yes – the man knew EXACTLY what he was doing.
Epstein allegedly created and maintained a “vast network” and operation from 2002 “up to and including” at least 2005 that enabled him to “sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls” in addition to paying victims to recruit other underage girls.
“This allowed Epstein to create an ever-expanding web of new victims,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a news conference.
Berman added that nude photographs “of what appeared to be underage girls” were discovered at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion during a search following his arrest on Saturday.
Prosecutors also allege Epstein “worked and conspired with others, including employees and associates” who helped facilitate his conduct by contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with the 66-year-old at his mansion in New York City and Palm, Beach, Fla.
Think of how many people helped him.
Think of how many people could have STOPPED THIS.
And they didn’t.
I hope each and every one of them gets exactly what they deserve.
At Epstein’s multi-story mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform a massage on him.
“The victims, who were as young as 14 years of age, were told by Epstein or other individuals to partially or fully undress before beginning the ‘massage,'” prosecutors wrote. “During the encounter, Epstein would escalate the nature and scope of physical contact with his victims to include, among other things, sex acts such as groping and direct and indirect contact with the victim’s genitals.”
Victims would be paid hundreds of dollars in cash by either Epstein or one of his associates or employees, according to prosecutors. The 66-year-old also allegedly “incentivized his victims” to become recruiters by paying the victim-recruiters hundreds of dollars for each girl brought to the billionaire.
“In so doing, Epstein maintained a steady supply of new victims to exploit,” federal prosecutors said.
It’s like a pedo pyramid scheme.
Epstein, who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew and President Trump, was arrested Saturday after his private jet touched down from France. Court documents obtained by Fox News in 2016 showed that Clinton took at least 26 trips flying aboard Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” and apparently ditched his Secret Service detail on some of the excursions.
But those seeking to ding Trump with this will be sadly disappointed:
Records showed Trump apparently flew on the jet at least once, however, his legal team more recently has denied the two were friends.
Trump banned Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago estate “because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club,” according to court documents filed by Bradley Edwards, the lawyer who has represented several Epstein accusers. That claim has not been confirmed by Trump or Mar-a-Lago, however, Trump has previously cited the allegations against Epstein in interviews.
As in – he wasn’t covering for this creep.
Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein told the Associated Press there’s almost no chance Epstein will be allowed to go home after the hearing. Under federal court rules, prosecutors can keep a defendant locked up for three extra days while preparing for a bail hearing without needing a reason. If that happens in Epstein’s case, it would mean a bail hearing on Thursday.
“The government is clearly seeking to have him detained,” Weinstein said.
AS THEY SHOULD.