A New York grand jury has indicted billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein, on charges of trafficking dozens of underage girls for sex between 2002-2005 .
Around 80 victims have come forward, some as young as 14 y.o. at the time.
The girls were sometimes promised modeling contracts, and sometimes given money to recruit other girls. The promise of modeling contracts is not uncommon, among sex traffickers .
A Life of Luxury
Epstein, 66 y.o., led a life of luxury, regularly associating with the likes of Prince Andrew, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, and Alec Baldwin . With unlimited funds, six opulent homes, and a private island at his disposal, Epstein lacked for nothing.
Nothing, it appears, but character.
“Jeffrey had long stories about the difference between pedophilia with very young children and tweens and teens a little older. It was his way of trying to talk his way around it.”
-Public Relations Consultant, Couri Hay, on meeting Jeffrey Epstein 
In 2007, Epstein was convicted in Florida of soliciting prostitution. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (then a federal prosecutor) agreed to waive federal charges, if Epstein pled guilty to the less severe state charges.
As a result, Epstein served a mere 13 months, permitted out on work release. Contrary to law, the terms of that sweetheart deal were withheld from Epstein’s many victims.
Epstein is now claiming double jeopardy. However, the original plea agreement does not bind New York . And double jeopardy does not bar federal prosecution for actions a state may, also, have prosecuted.
A Day of Reckoning
A man who believed himself above the law, Jeffrey Epstein may at last face a day of reckoning.
“Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees…
To rob the needy of justice,
And to take what is right from the poor…
What will you do in the day of punishment…
To whom will you flee for help?
And where will you leave your glory?” (Isaiah 10: 1-3).
 New York Times, “Jeffrey Epstein Is Indicted on Sex Charges as Discovery of Nude Photo Is Disclosed” by Ali Watkins, 7/8/19, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-charges.html.
 PRI, “How sex traffickers use modeling contracts to lure young women”, 7/8/19, https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-07-08/how-sex-traffickers-use-modeling-contracts-lure-young-women.
 Washington Post, “Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexually abusing teenage girls, surrounded himself with influential network of defenders” by Marc Fisher, 7/9/19, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/jeffrey-epstein-accused-of-sexually-abusing-teenage-girls-surrounded-himself-with-influential-network-of-defenders/2019/07/09/67069e12-a259-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html?utm_term=.8ac154c2a803.
 New York Times, “Who Is Jeffrey Epstein? An Opulent Life, Celebrity Friends and Lurid Accusations” by James Barron, 7/8/19, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-who-is-he.html.
 Washington Post, “No, the Epstein prosecution is not a ‘redo’” by Randall Eliason, 7/10/19, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/10/no-epstein-prosecution-is-not-redo/?utm_term=.8f35eaa0a921.
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