By Daily Wire. On Saturday, the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, 66, for the alleged sex trafficking of dozens of minors between 2002 and 2005. In court Monday, prosecutors revealed new evidence they say investigators uncovered in the weekend raid of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion: “nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls.”
“Prosecutors say Jeffrey Epstein kept perhaps thousands of sexually suggestive photographs at his Manhattan mansion,” the Associated Press reported Monday. “Officials say in court papers Monday that the pictures included some on CDs with handwritten labels including ‘Misc nudes 1,’ ‘Girl pics nude’ and the names of specific young women. Prosecutors say federal agents found some of the photos ‘of young-looking women or girls’ in a locked safe while searching the seven-story town house after the wealthy financier’s arrest Saturday on sex trafficking charges.”
One of the girls pictured among the “thousands” of photographs told investigators that she was underage when the sexually suggestive photos were taken, AP reports.
Thus far, Epstein has been charged with two counts: sex trafficking and the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking through “creating and maintaining [a] network of minor victims in multiple states to sexually abuse and exploit” (see charges below). The new evidence secured during the execution of the search warrant Saturday may result in additional charges involving child pornography. . .
In 2008, Epstein struck a secret deal with federal prosecutors over charges for one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18 that allowed him to avoid prison time, but in February, a Palm Beach judge ruled the deal unconstitutional. Epstein’s current charges carry a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison. (Read more from “Feds Reveal More Damning Evidence Found in Raid of Epstein’s NY Mansion” HERE)
Ben Sasse: Epstein’s Sentence ‘Pathetic,’ Government Must ‘Protect the Powerless’
By Fox News. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse had strong words for wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein while appearing on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday, calling his initial sentence absurd and saying the government exists to “protect the powerless.”
“This guy victimized dozens, probably scores, of little girls, and the sentence he got was pathetic. And, every mom and dad in America, frankly not just moms and dads but anybody with a heart, should be heartbroken by what happened here to those girls, to those victims, but also with the absurdity of a sentence that short,” the Nebraska senator said.
An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday against Epstein, the wealthy and politically connected financier who pleaded not guilty during his initial appearance in a New York City federal court. Prosecutors alleged that Epstein, 66, who was arrested on Saturday, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14. (Read more from “Ben Sasse: Epstein’s Sentence ‘Pathetic,’ Government Must ‘Protect the Powerless'” HERE)