The Florida senator and the victim of child sexual abuse are threatened by Palm Beach County Sheriff
A Florida legislature is harassed and threatened after demanding a full investigation into the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to find out more about Jeffrey Epstein's treatment of the department while he was imprisoned.
Senator Lauren Book has informed the police that she believes that Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County office has tried to access her phone and emails, while also claiming that his supporters have called on to threaten her.
& # 39; I have received numerous phone calls with the words & # 39; Girl, you don't know what you're starting to do & # 39 ;, and told me I just had to stop, & # 39; Senator Book said to The Miami Herald.
She expressed indignation at how the case was dealt with in a letter earlier this week.
& # 39; The privileges that Epstein received in Palm Beach County were beyond the reach of what someone else would receive & # 39 ;, she wrote.
& # 39; We need an independent body to determine whether this was a matter of individual failures or systemic failures. And if it was an individual failure, we must hold those people responsible. & # 39;
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Face-off: Senator Lauren Book (left) claims she has been verbally threatened by supporters of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw Palm Beach County (right)
Speaking: Senator Lauren Book (above with Anna Wintour and Hillary Clinton) demands that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the Palm Beach County delegates assigned to Jeffrey Epstein
Book, which survives sexual child abuse, has been one of the loudest voices in the state since the charges against Epstein were announced earlier this month.
In a post on Wednesday, the democrat wrote: & # 39; The allegations of serial sex predator Jeffrey Epstein abusing young girls while releasing work are alarming and, if true, show another analysis of how the system deals with this serial abuser.
& # 39; I am in favor of an FDLE investigation into the PBSO handling of Epstein during the work release. We call for accountability on all fronts so that these kinds of things never happen again, and that means looking back at the entire system of law and order that has failed its young victims. & # 39;
Only after Book spoke last week, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced his plan to launch an internal investigation into what a PBCSO media opinion & # 39; the Jeffrey Epstein issue & # 39; calls.
Book, sexually abused as a child, has not yet commented on an FDLE spokesperson who told DailyMail.com that they were not contacted by PBCSO (Epstein above)
The investigator will determine & # 39; if any actions taken by delegates assigned to monitor Epstein during his work release program violate the rules and regulations of the agency.
However, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Friday that none of the PBCSO had contacted the office.
On Tuesday, Book wrote an open leader for the Florida governor who demanded action.
& # 39; When there is an atrocity in our state and there is a law enforcement failure, I think it is appropriate for FDLE to intervene and investigate, & wrote Book in the letter to Governor DeSantis.
& # 39; If Epstein was able to abuse young girls while being released under supervision, we need to understand very clearly when and now these serious decays and abuses took place so that they cannot be repeated. & # 39;
This probe comes after attorney Bradley Edwards said at a press conference on Tuesday that he had been contacted by at least one woman who told him she had been summoned to Epstein & # 39; s office for a sexual encounter while in prison.
As part of his plea, Epstein was allowed to work a maximum of 12 hours a day at the office from Monday to Saturday during his time in prison.
Deputies reportedly stood outside when they were building, while Epstein remained inside unattended, working for a company he founded during plea negotiations and was closed as soon as he was released from prison.
Members of the PBCSO have kept a visitor log of those who have visited Epstein at The Florida Science Foundation, but that data has been discarded for reasons that are still unclear.
These claims were announced long before this week.
Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown revealed this in an interview in April with Alec Baldwin on his podcast Here the Thing.
She said that one of the delegates who had been watching Epstein during his work release in West Palm Beach confirmed that the high-profile prisoner was given a free run in his office.
The delegates stayed outside and did not return to the office despite the steady stream of customers, friends, and young women who were to visit the newly convicted sex offender.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; have you ever paid attention to what he did at the office? He had girls there & # 39;, & # 39; Brown reminded her of her conversation with the assistant sheriff.
& # 39; And he said, "No, that wasn't our job."
There was a visitor log that all guests had to sign, according to Brown, but she was told that the records had mysteriously disappeared when she asked.
However, the PBCSO claims that the archives were completely legally deleted as part of a standard file cleaning.
Those delegates also received overtime for their work, Brown explained, with one delegate having to be out of the office six days a week for 12 hours a day.
That financial burden was partly borne by the Florida Science Foundation, a company run by Epstein.
In the months that Epstein was imprisoned, FSF donated a total of $ 128,136 to the PBCSO according to data obtained by Contact 5.
Brown also noted in the interview that Epstein could not have received his beloved plea if the case were tried today.
"He was accused of prostitution under the age of 18, there really is no such thing as child prostitution," said Brown.
& # 39; Then it was on the books in Florida, but it is no longer on the books. & # 39;
She then explained that Epstein and his camp had stayed with the decision, not only because it saved him serious jail time and federal charges, but because it was their opinion that these women were prostitutes.
Brown said she had never before seen a plea similar to that of Epstein by prosecutors.
& # 39; Florida has some of the strictest ex-offender laws in the country, I mean, they send these guys to jail. The prisons of the state of Florida are viscous & # 39 ;, Brown explains.
& # 39; But he managed to go to the prison in Palm Beach County, where he had his own private wing. & # 39;
Glass houses: Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown said a representative at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office told her that they had not checked Jeffrey Epstein's office (above) during his working version
Report: Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown (above on Monday) said a PBSCO delegate told her that she had not checked Epstein's office while working
Brown's report has certainly resonated with Epstein, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors wrote in a letter to the court that & # 39; records show that on or about November 30, 2018, or two days after the series began in the Miami Herald, the suspect had connected $ 100,000 from a trust account that he managed (edited), an individual named as a potential co-conspirator – and for whom Epstein obtained protection in – the NPA. & # 39;
The letter stated that & # 39; this person was also mentioned and was prominent in the Herald series.
That was the least if two payments were made according to prosecutors, who stated that only three days later, on or around December 3, 2018, the suspect transferred $ 250,000 from the same trust account to (edited), which was also named as a potential co-conspirator – and for whom Epstein also received protection in – the NPA. & # 39;
That person was also one of the workers identified in the indictment, claiming that she and two other identified workers facilitated the trade in minors by the suspect by, among other things, contacting victims and having their sexual encounters. plans with the suspect in his hometowns in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida. & # 39;
Prosecutors again noted that & # 39; this person was also named and prominent in the Herald series & # 39 ;.
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