Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of girls was his ‘full time job’ with three or four victims every single day, according to his victims’ attorney.
The pedophile employed staff whose sole job was to find women for him and book ‘appointments’ where he would ask them for a massage which led to sex, attorney Brad Edwards said at a press conference Tuesday, alongside Epstein’s victim Courtney Wild.
Nobody, including associates and friends, could explain what else Epstein did with his time, said Edwards.
He added said that Epstein was so brazen that he was having sex with young women in his office while on day release from prison in 2008.
Brad Edwards, attorney for Epstein accuser Courtney Wild, said the billionaire’s ‘full time job’ was to have sex with young girls
Epstein accuser Courtney Wilds and spoke Tuesday at a press conference criticizing Florida prosecutors for giving him a ‘free pass’ in 2008 and said that her ‘voice was muted by the same government that was supposed to protect me’
Edwards said that since Epstein was so brazen that he was having sex with young women in his office while on day release from prison in 2008
Since Epstein was arrested earlier this month, Edwards has spoken to five new victims who were aged between 18 and 20 at the time Epstein abused them in New York after 2005.
Edwards said that the total spread of Epstein’s abuse ranged from at least 1994 – probably earlier – to 2011.
Jeffrey Epstein , 66, was arrested last week in New Jersey as he arrived from Paris and now faces sex trafficking charges alleging he abused dozens of underage girls in Florida and New York in the early 2000s
Epstein has been accused by prosecutors in New York of paying dozens of underage girls for sex, some as young as 14.
The indictment covers alleged abuse between 2002 and 2005 and prosecutors claim that Epstein paid the girls hundreds of dollars if they recruited others to be abused.
At a press conference in New York, Edwards said that Epstein’s abuse was ‘not an operation that was haphazard or recklessly done’.
He said: ‘This is something where Jeffrey Epstein had at each of his homes employees, associates whose sole job was the recruitment of high school children and vulnerable young adults.
‘It appears on a daily basis it was his full time job.
‘We have talked to ex-employees, friends associated; we’ve tried any different way to get information about what he did and nobody seemed to know’.
Edwards said that he was not aware of any underage victims after 2007 but the victims between then and 2011 were teenagers, or close to.
He said that they were still problematic as Epstein would have coerced them into sex.
Epstein was jailed for 13 months in 2008 under a sweetheart plea deal with Florida prosecutors but he was allowed out for six days a week to work in his office.
Edwards said that during those days Epstein ‘was able to have visitors that were under the age of 21’.
‘They believed were going there for something other than a sexual purpose and surprisingly to them this situation turned sexual,’ Edwards said.
Also speaking was Courtney Wild one of Epstein’s accusers who said that he had sex with her at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, when she was 14.
She criticized Florida prosecutors for giving him a ‘free pass’ in 2008 and said that her ‘voice was muted by the same government that was supposed to protect me’.
In court: The billionaire pedophile (left in sketch from court on Monday) will now learn on Thursday whether he will be released ahead of his trial on federal sex trafficking charges
Wild claims Epstein had sex with her at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, when she was 14
Wild said: This is no surprise that Jeffrey Epstein was also sexually abusing girls in New York, he did it everywhere. As long as the victims speak up he isn’t going to get away this time.
‘If you have not come forward, the time is now.
‘Many would rather pretend this didn’t happen but it did happen and it will continue to happen…he will never stop sexually abusing children until he is in jail. We will not get justice until you speak out’.
Wild has been one of the most prominent accusers against Epstein and featured in a Miami Herald story last December which brought his case back into the public eye.
She was a middle school student and cheerleading captain when she met Epstein.
But after the alleged abuse she became addicted to drugs and served three years in jail on drug offenses.
During Epstein’s bail hearing on Monday Wild spoke to the court and said that he should be remanded in custody before trial because he is a ‘scary guy to be walking the streets’.
Annie Farmer, another alleged victim, also spoke and said that the claim by Epstein’s lawyers that he had exhibited ‘discipline’ in recent years by not reoffending was ridiculous.
Farmer said that the fact the FBI found pictures of underage girls in a safe in Epstein’s $77million New York mansion when they raided it earlier this month showed the ‘opposite’ of discipline.
Also in the safe were dozens of diamonds, piles of cash and an expired Saudi Arabian passport issued in 1980 with Epstein’s photo but somebody else’s name, it is alleged.
Epstein has denied two counts of sex trafficking and faces 45 years behind bars if convicted.
He has already served 13 months in jail in 2008 for admitting one count of procuring a minor for prostitution under a sweetheart non prosecution agreement which has recently come under intense scrutiny.
Judge Richard Berman at Manhattan’s Criminal Court will decide later this week if Epstein will get bail.
At the latest hearing Assistant US Attorney Alex Rossmiller said their case was ‘getting stronger and stronger by the day’.
Standing strong: Jeffrey Epstein accusers Courtney Wild (right) and Annie Farmer (left) spoke at his bail hearing in federal court on Monday, asking that he remain behind bars
Hoping for relief: ‘He is a scary person to have walking the streets,’ said Wild (second right with Farmer on left), who claims she was 14 the first time Epstein assaulted her at his Palm Beach home
During Epstein’s bail hearing Monday, Wild and Annie Farmer both detailed how they continue to struggle more than a decade after Epstein allegedly forced the two to perform rape acts on him or themselves when they were underage.
Epstein made no comments as the women delivered their remarks, and instead stared them down the entire time with a stern look on his face.
The billionaire pedophile will now learn on Thursday whether he will be released ahead of his trial on federal sex trafficking charges or ordered to remain behind bars.
It was revealed during the proceedings on Monday that Epstein was discovered to have diamonds, artwork and piles of cash throughout his Manhattan mansion, as well as an official passport with an assumed name that was issued by a foreign government.
LABOR SEC. ACOSTA’S EPSTEIN DEAL
Jeffrey Epstein signed a non-prosecution agreement in his previous case, which was overseen by President Trump’s former Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta.
That agreement is currently at the center of anther court case as the victims who first came forward are trying to have the case retried.
The non-prosecution deal does not extend to the Southern District of New York however, and while the young girls in the indictment were in Palm Beach at the time of the criminal action detailed by prosecutors, the actual crime was happening in New York.
A federal judge recently ruled that the agreement violated the rights of more than 30 victims, but the Department of Justice has stated that the case should not be retried in a court filing.
Acosta, who in his role as US attorney violated the rights of Epstein’s alleged victims when he neglected to notify them that they were no longer pursuing federal charges, stepped down shortly after Epstein’s arrest.
DailyMail.com can now report that the passport was issued by Saudi Arabia.
The two accusers sat through almost two hours of arguments before getting their chance to speak on Monday.
‘Your honor, my name is Courtney Wild. I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein from the age of 14,’ said Wild, who also attended week’s hearings.
‘I would like the court to not grant him bond and to call for his detention for the safety of other girls out there who are going through what I’m going through.’
She then added: ‘He is a scary person to have walking the streets’
Epstein looked at Judge Berman when Wild made that comment, the one time he looked away from his accuser during her remarks.
‘I was 16 years old when I had the misfortune of meeting Jeffrey Epstein in New York. He later flew me to New Mexico to spend time with him,’ said Farmer, speaking publicly for the first time.
She also spoke about Epstein’s wealth, shortly after his defense team tried to suggest it was a hindrance to him in the case,
‘His wealth and privilege and the notoriety of the case made it more difficult for victims to come forward,’ said Farmer.
She also stated that she and the other victims ‘continued to be victimized’ following the discovery of the thousands of nude and semi-nude images inside Epstein’s New York mansion last week.
Epstein obtained an official passport from a foreign government in the 1980s that had his photo but another name, prosecutors revealed in court on Monday.
The team of attorneys from the Southern District of New York also said the wealthy financier had piles of cash and diamonds in his $77million Upper East Side mansion when it was raided last week.
Judge Richard Berman ordered Epstein to remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges at the Manhattan Correctional Center until a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Two of have Epstein’s accusers, Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer, also confronted him in court and spoke at the end of the hearing. Wild said he is a ‘scary person’ and urged the judge to keep him behind bars for the ‘safety of any other girls’.
Assistant US Attorney Alex Rossmiller noted the passport had only recently expired according to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld.
That passport also listed Epstein’s residence as being in Saudi Arabia, said Rossmiller, who revealed in court it was one of the items found in the search.
TIMELINE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S LEGAL TROUBLES
1999-2002 – Virginia Roberts [Jane Doe #3] claims to she served as a ‘sex slave’ for Jeffrey Epstein and was required to engage in sexual activity with him and a number of his high-profile friends.
March 2005 – Authorities in Florida launch a probe into Epstein after a mother calls and alleges that her daughter was molested at his Palm Beach estate.
May 2006 – A probable cause affidavit is filed by the Palm Beach Police Department after the sexual battery investigation into Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson Sworn. It charges Epstein with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for unlawful sex with a minor. Five victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed, and alleged that Epstein engaged in unlawful sexual behavior. Sworn meanwhile was accused of profiting by providing young girls to Epstein, while Kellen was tasked with keeping a black book containing the names and contact information of these minors in her capacity as Epstein’s assistant.
May 2006 – Barry Krischer, the State Attorney in Palm Beach, refers the case to a grand jury.
June 2006 – The grand jury returns an indictment of one count of solicitation of prostitution. This charge does not reflect that the individual in question was a minor. Only one girl testifies in front of the grand jury.
July 2006 – The Palm Beach Police Chief grows increasingly annoyed as he watches the lack of progress his investigation is making in the legal system, and convinces the FBI to open a federal investigation. It is dubbed Operation Leap Year and the possible crime being probed is ‘child prostitution.’
November 2006 – Operation Leap Year picks up steam as the FBI begins interviewing potential witnesses and victims from the three states where Epstein owns property: Florida, New York and New Mexico.
June 2007 – The US Attorney’s Office drafts a lengthy indictment as the federal probe of Epstein comes to an end, while at the same time Epstein begins negotiating a possible plea deal.
July 2007 – A new set of grand jury subpoenas are issued, including ones for Epstein’s computers. When police go to execute those subpoenas at Epstein’s Palm Beach home, they discover they have all been removed.
August 2007 – The US Attorney in Miami at the time, Alex Acosta, joins the Epstein negotiation talks.
September 2007 – Epstein signs a non-prosecution agreement on September 24 after rejecting multiple plea deals. His criminal charges are then deferred to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.
October 2007 – Acosta meets with Epstein’s lawyer Jay Lefkowitz to finalize the terms of the plea deal. It is agreed that the victims would not be notified, the deal would be kept under seal and all grand jury subpoenas would be canceled – including the one for Epstein’s computers, which were still at large.
January 2008 – After months of demands, Epstein and his lawyers say they will not longer accept the plea deal because he forces him to register as a sex offender.
February 2008 – A civil lawsuit is filed against Epstein by an anonymous woman, stating that as a 16-year-old minor she was recruited to give Epstein a paid massage. She demands $50 million, claiming that she was then force to perform sex acts on Epstein.
March 2008 – A federal grand jury presentation is planned following the FBI probe. Lawyers for Epstein begin harassing victims with phone calls and one of his investigators is accused of trying to run a victim’s father off the road.
March 2008 – A second woman files a civil action against Epstein.
May 2008 – It is announced that with no plea deal in case, the federal case against Epstein can proceed.
June 2008 – On June 30, Epstein pleads guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. Both are state charges and he is sentenced to 18 months in jail. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
July 2008 – Epstein’s victims learn of the plea deal, but it will be another 10 years before they are informed of all the details, including the fact that victim was 16 in the charge to which Epstein entered a guilty plea and not 14 like the women were led to believe. This allowed Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in multiple states like New Mexico, where he has a ranch. An emergency petition is filed udner the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, which mandates that victims be informed about plea agreements and the right to appear at sentencing. It is ignored.
August 2008 – Epstein’s agreement cannot be unsealed for the victims to see it is ruled in court, with federal prosecutors fighting to keep the records hidden from the public.
October 2008 – Epstein begins work release from the county stockad, where six days a week an he is transported to an office where he is able to work and entertain visitors. He returns to the stockade in the evening.
December 2008 – A judge grants Epstein’s request to travel to New York for a day and then an extended stay. He says it is for a court case, but after an initial filing there is no follow-up in the case.
July 22, 2009 – Epstein is released from prison.