Ghislaine Maxwell needs to be hunted & # 39; to ask questions about the Jeffrey Epstein sex slave scandal, the father of an alleged victim demanded yesterday.
In a blistering interview with the Mail, Sky Roberts reiterated his daughter Virginia 's assertion that Mrs. Maxwell had cared for the teenager to have sex with Epstein.
His daughter also claims that Epstein forced her to have sex with a series of rich and powerful men when she was only 17 years old.
Miss Roberts claimed in legal documents that she had flown to London, where she met Prince Andrew and had sex with him in 2001.
A photograph of Andrew grinning with his arm around Miss Roberts' naked midriff when she was a teenager has become the defining image of the scandal.
Prince Andrew has always denied the allegations of Miss Roberts, who have been removed from the record by an American judge.
Grinning: Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Roberts at an Epstein party in London in 2001, with Ghislaine Maxwell behind
The father of Mrs. Roberts, a retired engineer from Summerville in Florida, said the prince & # 39; must live & # 39; that he was a friend of Epstein and appeared on the photo.
Mr. Roberts, 63, spoke out days after Epstein, 66, had lost his life in a heavily guarded prison in New York – a day after the federal court released 2,000 pages of destructive documents.
He said the world is a "better place" without Epstein, but called on the FBI to arrest Miss Maxwell for allegations that she was recruiting underage girls for the financier. "Jeffrey is bad and has what he deserves," said Roberts, who once worked at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's Palm Beach resort. "He's not a good guy. It is bad for a man to do that to a woman.
& # 39; But Maxwell, she is really the culprit. She was the only one who came to the club and met these young girls. The authorities must track her down and she must face justice. Maxwell knows it all. She is the key to find out everything.
"They don't know where she is now, but I think she's the one who should go through it. She is the one who hired.
"I know Jeffrey was a big part of it because he was the money man.
"But Maxwell also had money. She was recruiting and bringing them there. & # 39;
Some reports suggested that the socialite had started working with the FBI and would provide details about its alleged recruitment of girls.
Happy childhood: Virginia Roberts of seven with her father Sky
Her current whereabouts are unknown and sources close to her claim that she intended to & # 39; disappear completely & # 39 ;. Miss Maxwell, 57, denies any misconduct. Mr. Roberts spoke out after the Mail had dug up photos of a girl who was his daughter apparently being paraded at VIP parties.
In the disturbing images, the girl seems to wear the same clothes as when she posed for the earlier photo with Andrew.
Mr. Roberts, who now breeds horses on his five-hectare farm, said: "I don't know the full facts about Prince Andrew, as far as he thought she was 18 at the time.
"She probably looked 18, but she wasn't. I don't really know what he did, but I think he was trying to date my daughter.
"He knows the truth and has to live with what happened."
Miss Roberts described her allegations against Prince Andrew in legal documents filed in a civil case against Epstein in 2015 in a Florida court.
In the documents, she said she was recruited to serve as Epstein's "sex slave" and claimed to have sex with the Duke of York in London, New York, and the Caribbean three times. A judge later threw away these allegations and ordered them to be removed from the record because they are & # 39; intangible and impudent & # 39; goods.
Prince Andrew has strongly denied the allegations of "impropriety with minors" as "categorically not true".
Mr. Roberts said, "I have no reason to doubt what Virginia has said.
"She has no reason to lie and she never lied to me. She is a very good and honest person. & # 39;
The legal papers mention a number of prominent friends of Epstein who are also accused of sexual misconduct with the women.
Still anxious: Sky Roberts, 63, on his ranch (pictured left) and daughter Virginia (right)
"There wasn't just one person involved," said Roberts. "Jeffrey was close to all sorts of people, including the Clintons, so someone must have helped him along the way. He had many friends in high places.
"The investigation must continue and anyone who has been proven to have committed misconduct must face justice. He could not have done it all alone. & # 39;
Miss Roberts claims that she was recruited by Miss Maxwell and Epstein when she worked at Mar-a-Lago – a job she only got because her father was an engineer there.
In the court documents she says she was cared for in 1999 when she was just 15 years old and "worked" for Epstein until 2002.
As a teenager, Miss Roberts was flown to the south of France with the private jet from Epstein.
She even described in legal documents how she attended the St Tropez party to celebrate Naomi Campbell's 31st birthday. She is a friend of Ghislaine, & she added. "But she really was a b **** for me."
Miss Maxwell has been described by a former housekeeper as the & # 39; madam of the house & # 39; in the mansion of Epstein in Florida.
New York professor Thomas Volscho, who is writing a book about Epstein, said earlier this week that Miss Maxwell & # 39; goal number one & # 39; for prosecutors, and added: & They want to hold someone to account and there is enormous pressure on Maxwell. I would think she's terrified. & # 39;
Mr. Roberts believes that the shamed financier took the "cowards" way out because he was afraid of what would happen to him in prison
Roberts admitted he had met Epstein before having his daughter work for him, but had no idea of his mean intentions.
He said, "I went to his house, I took my daughter there because I said," I don't want you to work for a man until I meet him. "
"He seemed like a normal man, just like you and me. I think he even wore jeans when I met him.
"I thought it was a job where she was just going to learn massage therapy. That's what she told me.
"I didn't know it would be all those other things that finally happened."
His daughter told him about the alleged abuse only years later. Mr. Roberts desperately wishes that he could have intervened before his daughter was entangled.
"When I met Epstein, I had no idea what he was going to do," he said. "He came across as a nice guy. If I had known otherwise, I would never have let her work there.
"Sex trafficking with young girls, you never want that to happen to your own daughter.
"If I had met him after I found out what had really happened, I would have turned off his lights. I would probably beat him very well, but I would not have killed him. & # 39;
Epstein was found dead at 6:30 am on Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
Mr. Roberts believes that the shamed financier took the "cowards" way out because he was afraid of what would happen to him in prison.
He also suggested that Epstein might have paid someone to help him commit suicide.
The father of two said: "I am sure he was terrified of what would happen to him in prison. I am sure he would have endured much abuse and worse.
"It looks like he hung himself, but there is something strange about the whole thing. I suspect he has paid someone to help him. & # 39;
Virginia Roberts is now a 35-year-old mother of three named Virginia Giuffre and lives in Australia with her husband and children.
I got dirty on the famous one, he boasted
By Emily Kent Smith for the daily mail
Jeffrey Epstein was "unapologetic" about his past and sex with teens compared to homosexuality, it is claimed
Jeffrey Epstein was "unapologetic" about his past and sex with teenagers compared to homosexuality, it is claimed.
During one of his last interviews before his death, the billionaire pedophile slowly discussed & # 39; his interest in young girls – and boasted about having & # 39; potentially harmful or embarrassing & # 39; information about the rich, famous and powerful.
Epstein had a 90-minute meeting last August with New York Times columnist James Stewart. He "made no secret of his own scandalous past" and acknowledged that "he was a pariah in polite society," Mr. Stewart wrote. He had met Epstein to discuss rumors that he advised Tesla and his controversial owner Elon Musk.
Recalling the meeting, Mr. Stewart said: "If he was reluctant about Tesla, he would be more comfortable discussing his interest in young women.
"He said criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural deviation and sometimes completely acceptable in history. He pointed out that homosexuality had long been considered a crime and was still punished with death in some parts of the world. & # 39;
Stewart said he was welcomed into the manor house in Manhattan by an Eastern European woman who seemed to be in her late teens or early 20s.
Epstein pointed to photos on the walls of world leaders and celebrities, including former President Bill Clinton, film director Woody Allen and Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
"The overwhelming impression that I took away was that Mr. Epstein knew an amazing number of rich, famous, and powerful people and had pictures to prove it," Mr. Stewart recalled.
"He also claimed to know a lot about these people, some of which may be harmful or embarrassing, including details about their alleged sexual inclinations and recreational drug use."
When news of Epstein & # 39; s death came up last week, Mr. Stewart said his first thought was that many & # 39; prominent & # 39; figures & # 39; breathable sighs of relief & # 39; would be.
The FBI has raided Epstein & # 39; s private Caribbean island, Little St James, in search of evidence related to dozens of young girls who claim they have been abused by the teacher who has become a financier.
US President Donald Trump said last night that he wanted a "full investigation" into the death of Epstein.
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