Jeffrey Epstein died in a prison cell, but the impact his alleged criminal activities had didn’t die with him. Questions remain: how many victims? How many other offenders? Who was he supplying victims to? Now, with the arrest of his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, some of this might come out after all.
According to NBC, Ghislaine Maxwell, a confidant and aide to Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New York and is expected to face charges for aiding Epstein in the crime of sexually abuse underaged girls. She will appear in federal court later today. She’s alleged to have helped Epstein locate, acquire, and groom girls for sexual abuse. Epstein is accused of providing girls to other wealthy men.
One of the men known to be in Epstein’s social circle is, of course, Donald Trump. As Washington Post reported while Epstein was still alive and awaiting trial, Trump had once said of the man, “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
Epstein’s death in prison resulted in an investigation, and questions of whether he really committed suicide, or was removed to protect the names of some of his more powerful associates. According to CNBC, video was found of Epstein’s prior suicide attempt, but at the time of his death, the camera that should have been recording his cell was not functioning.
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