Outside New York Fedaral Court today
Manhattan, New York City.
An indictment charging Jeffrey Epstein with sexually trafficking multiple underage girls was unsealed in federal court in New York City today, the latest twist in a decade-old legal saga.
The charging document says Epstein, from 2002 to at least 2005, enticed girls as young as 14 to come to his estates in Manhattan and Palm Beach for what were supposed to be massages. Instead, he induced them to engage in sex acts, according to the indictment.
Epstein would pay the girls hundreds of dollars in cash after the encounters, then, in what resembled a sexual pyramid scheme, he would allegedly pay them more to recruit other young girls to perform similar acts
Sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein unveiled (Miami Herald)
The fresh move against Epstein follows on the failure of Alexander Acosta, now Trump’s labor secretary but then a Miami federal prosecutor, to bring Epstein to court on a 53-page indictment by cutting a widely criticized plea deal that was seen as far too lenient….
…Flight logs from Epstein’s private jet showed that former president Bill Clinton took at least 26 trips aboard the plane between 2001 and 2003 – the same period from which the new charges are believed to stem
Epstein sexual abuse casecould push powerful friends into spotlight (The Guardian)
BREAKING: Bill Clinton releases a statement on Jeffrey Epstein, claims that he only went on Epstein's plane 4 times
A Fox News report from 2016 revealed that Clinton allegedly went on Epstein's plane at least 26 times and ditched his Secret Service detail for 5+ flights pic.twitter.com/i0Xapnwqy7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 8, 2019