WorldNude Photos of Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion
Trump's Longtime Friend Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking Minors in Florida, New York
A witness reportedly saw FBI agents knock down 66-year-old Epstein's Manhattan townhouse door at roughly 5:30 p.m. local time on Saturday evening. The American billionaire, who is a registered sex offender, is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court on Monday to face charges related to allegations he sexually assaulted more than 30 girls, according to the sources. The arrest comes roughly two weeks after the Department of Justice declined to dismiss his non-prosecution agreement from 2008, despite a federal judge ruling the document illegal.
Investigators seized nude photographs of young women from the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein as part of a new investigation into allegations he exploited dozens of minors for sex, prosecutors revealed on Monday.
That detail was disclosed by federal prosecutors on Monday as they unsealed an indictment charging Mr Epstein with sex trafficking and made an appeal to other women who may have been abused by him to come forward.
Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused of Luring Girls to His Manhattan Mansion and Abusing Them
Federal prosecutors appear to have resurrected a federal sex crimes case against the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein by focusing on accusations that he sexually assaulted girls at his mansion in Manhattan — more than a decade after a widely criticized plea deal shielded him from similar charges in Florida. Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal the new charges on Monday accusing Mr. Epstein, 66, of running a sex-trafficking operation that lured dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, to his Upper East Side home, according to three law enforcement officials.
“They deserve their day in court and we are proud to stand up for them by bringing this indictment,” the United States attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, said.
Trump called Epstein a ‘terrific guy’ who enjoyed ‘younger’ girls before denying relationship with him
“It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side,” Trump said about Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier charged with sex trafficking, in a 2002 article in New York Magazine.
Hundreds, and possibly thousands, of “sexually suggestive” pictures of nude or partially nude young women and girls were found during a search of Mr Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse on Saturday, conducted at roughly the same time the financier was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, prosecutors said.
It was striking, prosecutors said in court documents, that Mr Epstein, having been convicted of a sex offence involving an “underage victim,” would continue to maintain “a vast trove of lewd photographs of young-looking women or girls.”
The cache of photos, some of which were discovered in a locked safe that also contained CDs with labels like “Girl pics nude,” demonstrate the predatory attitude that Mr Epstein continues to have toward young women, prosecutors said in a detention memo filed on Monday.
Mr Epstein “is not reformed, he is not chastened, he is not repentant,” prosecutors wrote to the judge, arguing against bail.
Epstein Joins ‘El Chapo’ in Notorious Jail as Inmate 76318-054
Bernie Madoff did time there. So did John Gotti Jr. Paul Manafort is currently in residence. Jeffrey Epstein -- inmate 76318-054 -- just moved in. The hulking Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan is several miles and worlds away from the mansion near Central Park that Epstein may have been planning to head for when he was arrested by the FBI after touching down at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on July 6. Among his new neighbors is the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who has been holed up in the federal jail’s notorious 10 South wing for more than two years.
The indictment accuses Mr Epstein, 66, of engaging in sex acts with dozens of vulnerable minors, some as young as 14, during naked massage sessions, then paying them hundreds of dollars in cash. He also asked some of the girls to recruit other underage girls, the indictment said.
“In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit in locations including New York and Palm Beach,” the indictment states.
Mr Berman’s decision to seek an indictment in Manhattan was an implicit rebuke to the decision by prosecutors in Miami in 2008 to enter an agreement with Mr Epstein that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution and a possible life sentence.
Under that deal, Mr Epstein pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges and spent about a year in a Palm Beach jail and was required to register as a sex offender. He was permitted to leave the facility six days a week to work.
Mr Berman made it clear that his office was not bound by the 2008 agreement, which was overseen by Alexander Acosta, then the United States attorney in Miami, and now President Trump’s labor secretary.
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“That agreement, by its terms, only binds the Southern District of Florida,” Mr Berman said.
The agreement has been examined in a series of reports in the Miami Herald and is being challenged in court. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that Mr Epstein’s accusers should have been consulted about the deal before it was signed.
The indictment unsealed in Manhattan on Monday said that from 2002 to 2005 Mr Epstein and his employees engaged in a sex-trafficking scheme, bringing underage girls to his Upper East Side mansion and to his palatial compound in Palm Beach, to engage in sex acts with him.
He is charged with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy. He faces a combined maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Mr Berman said prosecutors would seek to have Mr Epstein held without bail, given his immense wealth and access to private jets.
In addition to his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, prosecutors said Mr Epstein has four other residences: a primary home on a privately owned island in the United States Virgin Islands, Little Saint James; a home on Great St. James in the Virgin Islands; property in Paris and a ranch about an hour east of Albuquerque.
The government also said in court papers that prosecutors have “real concerns,” based on past experience, that Mr Epstein, if freed on bail, could attempt to “pressure and intimidate” witnesses, including his accusers and their families.
Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office
Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago. Locals on St. Thomas called it "Pedophile Island," according to the Associated Press. And now staff from the private island have detailed what it was like working for Epstein on his numerous visits. One former worker said that staffers were required to wear black or white polos when Epstein was in town, and, according to Bloomberg: "Epstein could never catch sight of them." The former staffer said he knew of two security boxes on the island, both located in two of Epstein's offices.
Prosecutors are also seeking the forfeiture of Mr Epstein’s home on East 71st Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, which has been called one of the largest townhouses in Manhattan. It has at least seven floors and covers 21,000 square feet (6,400 metres).
The indictment said Mr Epstein used employees and assistants to arrange sexual rendezvous with at least one girl at his New York residence and two at his home in Palm Beach.
Mr Epstein is accused of having the girls perform nude massages, at which point he would masturbate and touch their genitals with his hands or with sex toys.
The girls were paid hundreds of dollars in cash for each encounter and, once recruited, were asked to return to the mansion several times, where they were abused again, the indictment said. Mr Epstein, the court documents read, “created a similar network of minor girls to victimize” in Florida.
“This conduct, as alleged, went on for years and involved dozens of young girls, some as young as 14,” Mr Berman said. “The alleged behaviour shocks the conscience.”
The charges unsealed Monday by the Southern District of New York signal a prosecution that some of his accusers have been waiting for years.
Accusations of paedophilia and sexual predation have dogged Mr Epstein for decades. And now, in the #MeToo era, his case had been held up as a prime example of insulated, powerful men avoiding accountability.
For more than a decade, Mr Epstein, a hedge fund manager, avoided a lengthy prison sentence, largely because of the agreement his lawyers struck with federal prosecutors in 2008.
Jeffrey Epstein had fake passport, piles of cash and diamonds in home: prosecutors
Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein kept a fake passport issued by a foreign country in the name of another person in a safe, along with piles of cash and dozens of diamonds, a prosecutor revealed Monday during a hearing on whether the sex offender should be granted bail.
Mr Epstein’s social circle is filled with the rich and famous, including former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew of Britain.
In 2002, Mr Trump described Mr Epstein as “a terrific guy.”
“He’s a lot of fun to be with,” Mr Trump told New York Magazine. “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
The charges unsealed Monday mirror those that federal prosecutors had prepared in Miami against Mr Epstein more than a decade ago. In 2005, law enforcement officials there investigated Mr Epstein after the parents of one of his accusers reported an incident to the police.
As first reported in the Miami Herald last year, prosecutors had prepared a 53-page indictment accusing Mr Epstein of being a sexual predator. But those charges were shelved in 2008 after an 11th-hour deal was reached between the United States attorney’s office in Miami and Mr Epstein’s lawyers.
The plea agreement granted Mr Epstein immunity from federal prosecution and let him plead guilty to two prostitution charges in state court. Federal prosecutors arranged for the plea deal to be kept secret from Mr Epstein’s accusers until it was finalised in court.
In April, a federal judge ruled that prosecutors had violated the law in offering the plea agreement without informing Mr Epstein’s accusers. The Justice Department also opened an investigation into the incident in February.
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