Florida based billionaire pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, was recently arrested on the charges of trafficking and sexually abusing minors.
Epstein has been in the spotlight for abusing minors for more than a decade. He faced several lawsuits brought by the victims, however, managed to avoid any meaningful jail time or federal charges every time.
The 66-year-old was accused of allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors from 2002 to 2005 in Florida and New York. He appeared in court on Monday and was held at the federal lockup in Manhattan ahead of his court date.
The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the FBI. Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors – 45 years of jail time – however, he pleaded not guilty in the court.
According to reports, the hedge-funder sexually exploited teens by paying them cash for “massages” and then molesting them. The acts usually took place in his Upper East Side mansion or his lavish residence in Palm Beach.
Several of Jeffrey’s employees would “recruit” girls for his nasty fetishes. The victims eventually became recruiters themselves. According to the law enforcement, the girls were as young as 14 and Epstein was aware of their ages throughout. The prosecutors alleged, “In order to maintain and increase his supply of victims he paid some to lure others. This way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit”.
David Boies, an attorney representing victims Virginia Roberts and Sarah Ransome said, “It’s been a long time coming—it’s been too long coming. It is an important step towards getting justice for the many victims of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise. We hope that prosecutors will not stop with Mr. Epstein because there were many other people who participated with him and made the sex trafficking possible”.
Human trafficking is not a crime that should be easily let go on the basis of money or bribes. It is time for justice to be served right!