As the twisted tale of Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein unfolds, prosecutors are making it clear that Epstein didn’t work alone.
His personal assistant, Sarah Kellen “maintained Epstein’s sex schedule in order to ensure that he was not without the sexual favors of young females for any extended period of time.”
This time around he might not be the only one to face charges. He was surrounded by an entire team. Assistants who tripped all over themselves to make his every wish come true. In the Florida case, all of his accomplices were shielded from prosecution but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen again.
As described by the Associated Press, Epstein was protected by “layer upon layer of secretiveness.” He had palatial mansions in New York, Florida and New Mexico as well as his own private Caribbean island.
Starting out originally as victims of Epstein, some of his favorites moved up in his organizational ranks. Unnamed “employees” are discussed in the New York indictment that “played a critical role in Epstein’s alleged crimes.”
The billionaire allegedly paid them a lot of money “to arrange massages that led to sex acts, with girls who then sometimes would be paid to find others like themselves,” the prosecutors write.
“Through these victim recruiters, Epstein gained access to and was able to abuse dozens of additional minor girls.”
Young girls from the mean streets of “poorer Palm Beach County neighborhoods” were the favorite targets.
One of Epstein’s most recent accusers swears that when she was only 14, “a friendly young woman approached her outside her Manhattan performing-arts high school in 2001.” She was told Epstein would make her acting dreams come true.
Recruiter Haley Robson made $200 every time she brought a fresh “masseuse” to Epstein’s home. “He told her the younger the better,” a Palm Beach Police detective reported.
Butler and chauffeur Alfredo Rodriguez, who ran the Palm Beach mansion, told detectives his job was to be a “human ATM machine.” he kept $2,000 handy in cash all the time just to pay the girls. He was probably well paid himself, at least he should have been. He had another job to do as well. “Rodriguez routinely wiped down Epstein’s sex toys following the visits.”
In 2008, the state prosecutor in Florida gave Epstein the plea deal of the century. Since then, Alexander Acosta was appointed Secretary of Labor. He recently resigned when his role came out in the press.
Under the terms of the deal Acosta approved, Epstein pleaded guilty to only two counts of soliciting a minor for prostitution. He was supposed to register in Florida as a sex offender and spend 13 months in jail. He didn’t actually have to spend all his time in jail though, he was free work and play at home as long as he slept in his cell at night.
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The most crucial part of the plea agreement was the part that kept prosecutors from going after the trusted members of his staff. The ones who made all the sordid arrangements. Initially filed with the court under seal, the federal government was blocked from charging “any potential co-conspirators of Epstein.” The current case could easily invalidate that agreement.
Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, isn’t talking about whether any of Epstein’s recruiters and enablers will be charged this time around. He also wouldn’t admit they might have been offered a deal to help with the investigation.