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Wealthy and Connected Get Away with Serial Child Sex Abuse

Dec 10, 2018

On December 4, Jeffrey Epstein settled a civil case that will keep the details of his crimes sealed away—for now.

Epstein is a known abuser of children. For years, he lured dozens of teenage girls into his Florida mansion. He offered to pay them for massages—but instead coerced them into having sex with him or others. He then coerced them into luring their friends into the same situation. Thirty-six of these girls, some as young as middle school, told their stories to the FBI, and in 2007, Epstein was facing a case that should have put him in jail for life.

But the U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami cut him a deal. Epstein spent just 13 months in a private wing of the Palm Beach County stockade. He was allowed “work release” to his downtown office for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week. His deal included immunity from federal prosecution for Epstein—and any unnamed “potential co-conspirators.” The deal sealed the details of Epstein’s crimes and shut down an ongoing investigation likely to catch other rapists and child molesters. According to a Miami Herald reporter, it was “one of the most lenient deals for a serial child sex offender in history.”

Why did he get his deal? Epstein was a money manager for some of the richest people on earth. His “potential co-conspirators” include many powerful men who spent time on his private island, nicknamed “orgy island,” or who flew in his private jet, called “Lolita Express.” He counted Bill Clinton and Donald Trump among his friends. Trump once said that Epstein “likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

And Alexander Acosta, the U.S. Attorney who cut the deal to protect this serial child molester, is serving today as Trump’s Labor Secretary. He is the official who is supposed to stop human trafficking!

These ruling class men cover up each other’s crimes, at our children’s expense.