Every mom’s nightmare – and every dad’s too – is to find out that their child has been victimized by sexual criminals. Pedophilia and child trafficking are tough topics to talk about, for many of us, but these matters are far too important to ignore.
Jeffrey Epstein is every parent’s nightmare. The billionaire who made his money the easy way – in hedge funds – shared his wealth with an emerging cadre of international uber-elites who find that having sex with underage girls is their cup of tea.
Epstein was arrested on July 6, 2019, by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New York Police Department (NYPD) Crimes Against Children Task Force. Epstein is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan before appearing in Manhattan federal court on July 15.
Specifically, the wealthy pedophile will face allegations of sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005. His purpose was the sexploitation of underage female victims who came from all around the world. If found guilty as charged, Epstein could be sentenced to up to 45 years in prison.
Epstein entertained his high-brow cronies in the privacy of his Manhattan townhouse, his Santa Fe, New Mexico ranch, and his own personal Caribbean Island.
The plaintiffs in the current case against Epstein allege that, from the early 2000s, he had a system of using female scouts (described by one of the accusers as “basically homeless”) to persuade girls to accept money and other promised perks to give massages at erotic massage sessions arranged by Epstein for himself and his special pals.
These reported gatherings featured 12 to 80 young girls who were then forced by the power-mad pedophiles to submit to their illegal acts of rape. Some of Epstein’s sex trafficking scouts were former victims, according to the accusers.
Sarah Ransome has come forward with charges that, when she was in her 20s, Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell worked together to recruit and sex traffick her in 2006 and 2007.
At that time, Epstein was “was under federal investigation for molesting dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion.”
Virginia Giuffre “claimed that Epstein forced her to have sex with his attorney, Alan Dershowitz, and others beginning when she was 16.”
In a separate civil defamation lawsuit against Epstein’s attorney Alan Dershowitz, filed in January 2017, Giuffre claimed she was recruited when she was in her early 20s as a masseuse for Epstein who promised to launch her career in New York fashion design.
Epstein and co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell (daughter of the late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell) then seized her passport, threatening to ruin her life and harm her physically if she didn’t consent to have sex with them and others in 2006 and 2007.
Virginia Roberts told the Miami Herald that, at age 16 while employed as a locker room spa attendant at Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida resort home Mar-a-Lago, Maxwell recruited her to work for Epstein. She was taught not only how to give a good massage, but how to please men sexually:
“It started with one and it trickled into two and so on. And before you know it, I’m being lent out to politicians and academics and royalty.”
Roberts was tasked with finding girls for Epstein’s “insatiable” sexual appetite. She preyed on teens at shopping malls to lure them to Epstein’s then-current residence. “He wanted new girls, fresh, young faces every single day — that was just the sickness that he had,” claimed Roberts.
Epstein wanted not only to entertain his guests: he wanted leverage to manipulate them, according to Roberts, who stated in a court affidavit:
“Epstein and Maxwell also got girls for Epstein’s friends and acquaintances. Epstein specifically told me that the reason for him doing this was so that they would ‘owe him,’ they would ‘be in his pocket,’ and he would ‘have something on them.’ I understood him to mean that when someone was in his pocket, they owed him favors.”
The global elites who were on Epstein’s besties invitation list conspired with Epstein’s child exploitation activities and shielded him from any serious legal consequences. On this shocking list of global elites were some high-recognition names:
“A former president, Bill Clinton; the U.K.’s Prince Andrew; powerhouse attorneys such as Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr, and Roy Black; and business contacts such as Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, and Leslie Wexner, the owner of retailer Victoria’s Secret.”
Epstein used his close association with Wexner to bait his trap:
“Hey, I will give you a modeling contract if you go have sex with this man [whichever acquaintance Epstein designated],” Roberts alleged.