Woman in downtown NYC indictments against Epstein spoke 11 f YEARS Florida before his arrest in 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, 66, committed suicide in 2019 pending a lawsuit against sex trafficking charges
The woman in the center of the charges against Jeffrey Epstein in New York had reportedly talked to the FBI in Florida eleven years before his arrest last year.
Convicted pedophile Epstein, 66, committed suicide in his cell in Manhattan in August awaiting trial after he had not been found guilty of the federal sex trade indictment.
He had already pleaded guilty in a Florida court for a single charge for requesting an underage prostitute in 2008 under a “sweetheart deal” in which he spent only 13 months in prison and had to register as a sex offender. He was released for a day.
It has now become apparent that the woman whose allegations of abuse were a crucial part of the charges in New York had already spoken to officials about the first investigation into the billionaire, ABC news reports.
And despite the fact that in 2008, when she was 19 years old, she was summoned for her testimony, her account would have been ignored after Epstein, what the law firm called, was the “deal of the century.”
Now, 31 years old, the woman is one of the dozen who have filed a civil lawsuit and says that the alleged abuse “signed her forever and changed her life.” She says she was recruited by the pedophile at the age of 14 and had him massage before he was further sexually abused.
Epstein, left, had already pleaded guilty in 2008 for applying for a minor prostitute. Prior to his conviction in June 2008, Epstein’s lawyers met with the top federal public prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, on the right, to negotiate a “flexible plea”
Epstein, left and lawyer Reid Weingarten, second from the right, listen to the court in July 2019
West Palm Beach lawyer Spencer Kuvin represented three of the alleged victims of Epstein in 2008. He said that ABC News could “unravel” Epstein’s “entire network from New York to Paris to New Mexico” there and then.
Kuvin has added: “[The government] close this thing and implore it before you go through it and talk to probably more than half of the women involved in this whole event.
“If they had done a full investigation and had taken their time, this would have been a completely different story.”
Former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin called the plea “unjust” and added: “The deal does not match the meaning of the evidence in the case.”
Prior to his conviction in June 2008, Epstein’s lawyers met with Alexander Acosta, the highest federal public prosecutor, to negotiate a “flexible plea.”
Epstein pleaded guilty in exchange for the short prison sentence in a low-security prison, as well as immunity for future prosecution for his charges.
It was later revealed that Epstein could regularly leave the prison to work at a nearby office.
In recent months, critics have been indignant about the mild sentence called “a sweetheart deal.”
Acosta – who negotiated the deal – was forced to resign from the Trump administration during the fall-out.
Epstein was released from prison in early 2010 and soon succeeded in returning to the powerful New York circles.
He was seen later that same year with Prince Andrew in Central Park.
The woman whose allegations were a crucial part of the NYC charges had already spoken to officials about the initial investigation. The Epstein house in Manhattan is depicted
Epstein pleaded guilty in a Florida court for a single charge for requesting an underage prostitute in 2008 under a “sweetheart deal” where he was in jail for only 13 months and had to register as a sex offender. He was released for a day. Epstein’s home Florida is shown
Katie Couric, Woody Allen, Chelsea Handler and George Stephanopoulos were invited to dinner at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan next to the Prince in 2010.
More than 20 Epstein accusers have filed civil lawsuits against the estate after the New York medical investigator ruled his death as suicide.
His death put an end to the possibility of a trial that would have involved prominent figures and it led to great anger that he did not have to answer for the allegations.
Epstein once counted among his co-workers the rich and powerful, including President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.