Since Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on allegations of human trafficking in July, there has been turbulent speculation as to whether someone in the impressive pedophile network would be dragged with him.
And when he committed suicide in his prison cell earlier this month, escaped prosecution and robbed his victims of their day in court, that speculation rose.
No one else has been arrested in connection with the case, but the New York authorities – where he was charged – continue to investigate.
Although the office of the public prosecutor will not confirm details of his investigation, it has stated that it is not bound by a 2008 plea agreement that Epstein signed in Florida
That places four women, who received immunity as part of the secret deal and who have since lived under the radar, in the line of fire of the prosecutor.
The women are Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, Sarah Kellen and Adriana Ross.
Former model Adriana Ross, who worked for Epstein in Florida in 2002, reportedly reported some & # 39; massages & # 39; settle where the alleged abuse took place, refused to speak to him in civil proceedings in 2010 and is now a ghost. They are shown together in 2005
Lesley Groff, former assistant to Epstein (left). He begged her not to go on maternity leave in 2004, which gave her a Mercedes to better commute her and offered to pay for her babysitter. He called her a & # 39; extension of his brain & # 39 ;. Nadia, the alleged former sex slave, is now a pilot. She operates under the name Fly Global Girl and has an impressive social media following
In the 2008 deal they were all described as & # 39; potential conspirators & # 39; but how they could have helped him has remained largely secret so far.
According to sources cited by The New York Times on Thursday, prosecutors complain about the indictment, including sex trade and sex trade conspiracy.
the alleged roles of the women in the Epstein network have been described in more detail in newly disclosed documents, interviews with some of the victims and old police reports.
According to the newly released documents, their prosecutors claim that not only some of the women on whom Epstein was the target and cared for themselves, but that they became his & # 39; recruiters & # 39 ;.
His prosecutors also state in court documents that the women focused on young girls they thought they would like and gave them the suggestion of a & # 39; friendly and handsome billionaire & # 39; to massage to earn some extra money.
Although not mentioned in the Florida deal, Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Epstein and alleged & # 39; mrs & # 39 ;, was the highest ranking in their inner circle according to the victims.
She has been mentioned in several lawsuits against the millionaire and has been indicted by some women themselves.
In newly unclosed judicial documents, Virginia Roberts – who sued the couple in 2015 – said she was forced to enter into trios with Maxwell and sometimes to massage her.
In a chapter of a memoir she wrote entitled The Billionaire Playboy & # 39; s Club, Roberts wrote: & my whole life revolved around pleasing these men and keeping Ghislaine and Jeffrey happy. & # 39;
Her lawsuit also reads partially: & # 39; Maxwell was the boss of others whose job was to recruit underage women for Epstein for sex, such as Sarah Kellen. & # 39;
Maxwell has repeatedly denied misconduct.
Under Maxwell, the accusers claimed, was Sarah Kellen. The non-sealed documents reveal that the Palm Beach police wanted to sue her with four counts of & # 39; 1st degree illegal sexual activity with certain minors and one count of 1st degree Lewd and voluptuous molestation & # 39 ;.
Kellen, now married to a NASCAR driver, worked for Epstein as his assistant and, according to the police and the FBI from the first case, handled his contact sheet. She booked some & # 39; massages & # 39; where he allegedly abused girls.
Nadia Marcinkova (left) was reportedly brought to the US by Epstein at the age of 15. According to other former victims, she was & # 39; sex slave & # 39; and engaged in orgies with underage girls, they claimed. Sarah Kellen (far right) was another assistant who used Epstein's Rolodex
Kellen is now married to NASCAR driver Brian Vickers. She is an interior designer. The pair is shown in 2014
She has dyed her hair since the first scandal and is married to NASCAR driver Brian Vickers. She has an interior design company that she discreetly promotes on Facebook under the name Sarah Kensington.
A prosecutor called her & # 39; the lieutenant & # 39; in her lawsuit.
According to the New York Times, Sarah Ransome, a South African resident who says that Epstein and Maxwell once stole her passport on his Caribbean island to prevent her from leaving, said Kellen and Maxwell & # 39; her & # 39; have shown how to please Jeffrey.
In her memoir, Roberts referred to Kellen and another of the four alleged co-conspirators, as & # 39; original sex slaves & # 39; from Epstein.
The other woman she referred to was Nadia Marcinkova.
Like other victims, Nadia Marcinko has been and is seriously traumatized and needs time to process and understand what she has experienced before she can speak out
Victims claimed in judicial documents that she had been brought by Epstein to live with him as a young girl from Yugoslavia and that she was living at home with & # 39; orgies & # 39; participated.
Since the 2008 case she has obtained a pilot's license and now has an impressive social media following under the Instagram handle & # 39; Fly Global Girl & # 39 ;.
In a statement, her attorneys told the Times: & # 39; Like other victims, Nadia Marcinko has been and is severely traumatized and needs time to process and understand what she has experienced before she can speak out. & # 39;
Leslie Groff worked as his assistant in a business position.
In 2004, when she announced she was pregnant and tried to leave, Epstein bought her a Mercedes to make her commute more pleasant and he said he would pay for a full-time nanny.
& # 39; I cannot lose Lesley in any way through motherhood, & # 39; he told The Chicago Tribune a year later in an article about his staff.
All three assistants earned more than $ 200,000 a year and enjoyed unlimited hairstyles at a hair salon and all the food they consumed while working.
Virginia Roberts, Epstein & # 39; s & # 39; sex slave & # 39 ;, involved several women in her memoirs that were released earlier this month along with thousands of pages with documents
He said about them: & # 39; They are an extension of my brain. Their intuition is something that I don't have. & # 39;
But victims say they have booked their trip and stay. Ransome, the aforementioned South African native who tried the & # 39; pedophile island & # 39; after swimming, said she had also sent Groff an email to keep her informed of her weight loss after Epstein told her to become thinner.
She denied misconduct by her lawyers at the Times.
& # 39; During Lesley & # 39; s service at Epstein, she has never committed misconduct and never knowingly made travel arrangements for anyone under 18, & # 39; they said.
Adriana Ross is the other Eastern European assistant who reportedly helped Epstein with his plan.
She was brought from Poland and started working for him at his home in Florida, allegedly arranging some of the massages described in the 2008 indictment.
Ross was named flight manifestations for the private jet of Epstein several times, along with former President Bill Clinton. It is unclear what she is doing now. She stared for Epstein in 2002, but public archives for where she currently lives are not available.
There is hardly any mention of her in the newly opened files from the Virginia Roberts 2015 case.
While prosecutors in New York weigh against an indictment of women, Gloria Allred, a civil lawyer representing four of the alleged victims of Epstein, is also investigating them.
She said earlier this month that she wanted to & # 39; locate & # 39 ;.
During a hearing on Tuesday where dozens of women talked about their experiences, they begged authorities to look at the women too.
& # 39; Jeffrey is no longer here, and the women who helped him. They must be held absolutely responsible for helping him, helping themselves, helping each other to continue this huge – almost like – system, & # 39; said Teresa Helm, one of the women.
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