Today, Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted pedophile accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls, has been denied bail by a federal judge. He will remain in jail pending trial.
Last week prosecutors entered Epstein’s New York mansion finding, among other things, a passport with a photo of Epstein, under a different name and date of birth, that his listed residence was Saudi Arabia. Additionally, they found loose diamonds, cash, and boxes filled with photos of naked or partially clad children.
A decade ago Epstein was arrested for the sexual assault of 40 girls, but a plea deal arranged with Trump’s former Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta, allowed Epstein to leave jail on ”work release” 12 hours a day, six days a week.
New victims have come forward with charges that Epstein assaulted them during the time he was serving that 13-month prison sentence.
It is believed Epstein’s victims number well over 100.
Not quite as cushy as the accommodations of his last arrest, the Metropolitan Correctional Center is where Epstein now resides, described as a ”fortress-like jail criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions.”
Epstein’s case demonstrates the importance of the free press and how one fearless investigative journalist, Julie K Brown, can effectively fight injustice.