“. . . The lawsuit claims that girls as young as 11 and 12 were brought to his private estate in the Virgin Islands, known as Little Saint James (or simply ‘pedo island’) – where former President Bill Clinton and other high-profile guests reportedly vacationed, according to several Epstein accusers. Epstein kept a computerized database to track the availability and movements of his victims, according to the New York Times.”
NOTE – everything in the NY Times article was already on this blog – FC
“ . . . Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York traveled to Florida for an Oct. 15 meeting with several of Epstein’s victims and their counsel. The staffers, who worked in the victim services unit, held a similar meeting in New York on Oct. 23, lawyers for the women and a law enforcement source told The Daily Beast.
Two people familiar with the investigation said that prosecutors have heard from “dozens” of witnesses or victims since Epstein’s arrest in July.“
““I would be very nervous if I were somebody who helped Jeffrey Epstein at this point and would be seeking legal counsel,” Levin [former assistant U.S. Attorney and chief of asset forfeiture at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office] added.”
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“Investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein sex ring case have been contacted by “dozens” of possible victims and witnesses — and are traveling the US to cement a case against possible accomplices, according to a report.”
” . . . She was “like an assistant to Ghislaine.”
So said Epstein’s former pilot, David Rodgers, in a deposition, the Times reports. Haley Robson, 33, said she was 16 when she was recruited into Epstein’s ring. Like so many other girls, she was told she would be a masseuse, and like so many other girls, she says the financier groped her while she was giving him a massage. Robson eventually started recruiting other girls into the operation. According to her, Kellen kept all of the names and numbers of girls who gave Epstein erotic massages and would call around to see who was available to “work” when Epstein was at his Palm Beach mansion. Some of these girls later told Palm Beach detectives that it was Kellen who would show them upstairs when they arrived at the house and set up the massage table for them.”
We’ll add more here later – FC
New legal complaint against Epstein staffers, Lesley Groff and Cimberly Espinosa – “Also included in the complaint are the executors (Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn) of Epstein’s estate”.
The rest of the named defendants are various trusts and Epstein-related corporations.
The article has the complaint documents.
“Jennifer Araoz alleged that when she was 14 she was recruited outside of her NYC school by a young woman (Jane Doe 1) to go to Epstein’s townhouse.”
“U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said he can’t reveal the details of the secret agreement in which the 66-year-old was allowed to plead guilty to lesser state charges to avoid serious federal sex crimes charges. “
“FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Jeffrey Epstein’s death last month means a lawsuit by his sexual abuse victims is over — along with their hopes to hold Epstein and his co-conspirators in South Florida accountable, a federal judge ruled Monday.”
“Names of other Epstein associates being eyed by the feds have not been released.” ⇐ maybe more names coming!
Daily Mail [UK] –
Sarah Kellen, Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, and Adriana Ross were named as potential co-conspirators in Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 ‘sweetheart’ deal
They received immunity from Florida prosecutors but the deal does not protect them in New York. . .
We will add news here as things progress – FC
“NEW YORK (AP) — Up to 30 women were expected to take a judge up on his invitation to speak at a hearing after financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself before facing sex trafficking charges.”
“. . . The judge set the hearing after prosecutors asked that he scrap charges against Epstein since the defendant is dead. Berman said he would give prosecutors, Epstein lawyers and any victims a chance to speak.”
On Jail Fail Crimes . . . we can see where this is going to go . . .
These aren’t “investigators” . . . they are co-conspirators . . . – FC
“At least one camera in the hallway outside the cell where authorities say registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself earlier this month had footage that is unusable, although other, clearer footage was captured in the area, according to three people briefed on the evidence gathered earlier this month.”
“Jeffrey Epstein gave more money to science after his conviction than previously acknowledged, including to famous researchers, leading universities, an independent AI pioneer, and even a far-right YouTuber who took Epstein’s money to make videos on neuroscience.
An extensive BuzzFeed News review of Epstein’s donations, public acknowledgements of funding, and meetings that happened after his release from jail, shows that his links to top scientists continued after he was first convicted for sex crimes in 2008.“
Daily Mail [UK] – Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell ‘groped two sisters, aged 25 and 16, at the pedophile’s properties, referred to new recruits as “nubiles”, and threatened to KILL them if they reported the sexual abuse’
This story by Vanessa Grigoriadis from VF seems to be printed just to reinforce the Jeffrey-Epstein-hanged-himself idea.
The Daily Mail [UK] –
- It was reported Sunday night that Epstein had been left in his cell for hours without being checked on
- Guards should have been looking in on him every 30 minutes but reportedly failed to follow procedure
“On Sunday evening, The Washington Post reported that Epstein had been left in his cell for hours without being checked on, when guards should have been looking in on him every 30 minutes.
A source told the outlet he should also have had a cellmate, however someone who had been assigned to move in with him was transferred on Friday. Therefore, he was alone in his cell at the time of his death.”
Craig Murray – Epstein’s Death Must Be the Start, not the End, of the Investigation
(8-11) Unsealed documents detail alleged Epstein victim’s recruitment at Mar-a-Lago – documents are linked in THIS POST
“Prosecutors may target cronies who were set to testify against Jeffrey Epstein before his death – as the FBI investigates new claims by more than 200 women who say they were sexually assaulted by the wealthy pedophile, law-enforcement officials said Sunday.
Epstein’s indictment referenced three unidentified employees who served as his co-conspirators, and sources said several people had cut deals with prosecutors to testify against the multimillionaire financier.
But in the wake of Epstein’s apparent suicide in a Lower Manhattan lockup, the wannabe witnesses may wind up getting prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, sources said.” (more)
. . . blood in the water . . .