Secret Epstein paperwork reveal how prosecutors shamed teenage victims as ‘prostitutes’ and ‘drug addicts’ | EUROtoday

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Two teenage ladies who have been allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein have been individually branded as prostitutes and drug addicts by a prosecutor, newly unsealed paperwork reveal.

Approximately 175 pages of transcripts associated to a 2006 grand jury investigation into allegations in opposition to Epstein have been launched to the general public on Monday afternoon. The shock unsealing comes months after Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, signed a invoice in February permitting circuit decide Luis Delgado to execute the order.

Delgado famous that the main points documented might be “outrageous to decent people.”

The jury heard proof that Epstein, who took his personal life whereas incarcerated in 2019, had raped ladies as younger as 14 years previous at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, as per the transcripts.

Now, Palm Beach County prosecutors face a wall of disdain for grilling two of Epstein’s alleged younger feminine victims, which noticed the ladies belittled and handled like criminals.

“It was just atrocious the way they handled it,” Spencer Kuvin, an lawyer who represented one of many alleged underage ladies who testified, advised CBS as he learn the transcripts.

The search of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion on El Brillo Way led to his 2008 indictment
The search of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion on El Brillo Way led to his 2008 indictment (Department of Justice)

Prosecutors referred to as on an alleged Epstein sufferer, who was aged simply 14 on the time her stepmother reported {the teenager} had obtained $300 to therapeutic massage an older man on Palm Beach Island.

The woman mentioned that the disgraced financier’s assistant requested her to strip to her underwear earlier than coming into the room and massaging Epstein. She then mentioned she agreed to permit him to make use of a vibrator on her for a further $100, paperwork reveal.

Prosecutors continued to probe the woman, who had turned 15 years previous by the point of her testimony, and recommended that she “had a problem with drugs.”

They additionally requested the woman about her physique piercing and a social media put up the place she lied about her age, and earnings and bragged about shoplifting. The teen testified that the put up was “a joke.”

“You aware that you committed a crime?,” one of many prosecutors, Lanna Belohlavek, then requested the witness.

The woman responded: “Now I am. I didn’t know it was a crime when I was doing it. Now, I guess it’s prostitution or something like that.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill in February allowing the unsealing of the Epstein transcripts on Monday
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a invoice in February permitting the unsealing of the Epstein transcripts on Monday (Palm Beach Daily News)

Another witness, an investigator, was requested whether or not the 14-year-old’s social media account included footage of “her in skimpy attire, drinking alcohol and sexually provocative photos.”

“Yes, ma’am,” they responded.

The second of the 2 ladies to testify earlier than the grand jury mentioned she was simply 16 years previous the primary time she went to Epstein’s mansion. “He was well aware of my age from the very beginning,” she mentioned.

Her tenth and ultimate encounter occurred the day earlier than her 18th birthday when Epstein initiated intercourse, she testified, including she didn’t wish to have interaction within the act, however neither requested him to cease.

“You understand that you in effect were committing prostitution yourself,” a prosecutor requested. “Yes,” the witness replied.

Epstein was arrested, booked and launched on bond following the grand jury’s indictment on one cost of solicitation of prostitution.

In 2008, Epstein minimize a cope with federal prosecutors to flee federal intercourse trafficking and rape expenses. He as a substitute pleaded responsible to the unique, much less critical state expenses within the grand jury indictment.

He served 13 months in jail in a non-public wing of the Palm Beach County stockade and was granted every day work launch.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/epstein-transcript-prostitute-drugs-documents-b2572539.html