The infamous human trafficker and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was declared to be dead by authorities in his cell, has had the pedophilia case dismissed against him posthumously:
A New York federal judge officially closed the criminal case against shamed former financier Jeffrey Epstein, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Prosecutors previously requested US District Judge Richard Berman to terminate the sex trafficking case against Epstein after his suicide in a Manhattan federal jail on August 10.
Dismissing an indictment against a deceased person is considered a formality, however Berman unconventionally scheduled an open-ended hearing first, inviting the alleged victims and their lawyers to speak before dropping the case.
On Tuesday, 23 victims came forward to testify about the purported abuse 66-year-old Epstein subjected them to, spanning several decades.
His suicide ‘robbed’ his victims of the chance ‘to confront him one by one’ in court, said Courtney Wild, the first accuser to speak at the hearing. ‘For that, he is a coward.’
Wild claimed to be sexually abused over a number of years.
Following Tuesday’s hearing, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, and the FBI met with several of the women, issuing them thanks for bravely sharing their stories and emphasized the criminal investigation into the accused sex trafficker’s potential co-conspirators is ongoing.
The termination of Epstein’s case will not affect any civil claims brought by the victims against Epstein’s estate, or the federal grand jury investigation into his death.
Epstein, a wealthy money manager who once counted President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew as friends, was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges involving dozens of girls as young as 14.
He was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell on earlier this month, having been previously taken off suicide watch. A New York City medical examiner concluded that he had died of suicide by hanging.
Epstein’s lawyers said at Tuesday’s hearing that they had doubts about the examiner’s conclusion. The FBI is examining two cameras that were outside the cell that malfunctioned, a law enforcement source has told Reuters.
The cameras were sent to Quantico, Virginia, site of a major FBI crime lab where agents and forensic scientists analyze evidence.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that at least one camera in the hallway outside Epstein’s cell had footage that was unusable. The newspaper said there was other usable footage captured in the area.
The U.S. Justice Department declined comment. The FBI and Federal Bureau of Prisons did not respond to requests for comment. All are investigating his death. Lawyers for Epstein also did not respond to requests for comment.
The entire Epstein case reeks of questionable and potentially fraudulent behavior. Perhaps when it comes to the victims, just two days before it was reported that he died, Epstein put all of his assets into a trust that now that he is dead, will make it highly difficult and if not impossible for his victims to receive financial compensation for his abuses, or to have his assets seized.
Such curious timing. It gives one to wonder about Epstein’s death, for as some have pointed out, the particular course of events seems quite curious and almost too co-incidental to be normal. This does not even consider how the cameras filming his cell were turned off and two guards were blamed for not watching him, and now the talk of how the FBI is investigating the case. It does not make sense.
The US government is highly efficient when she wants to be, especially about prosecuting a person that she does not like. There are simply too many interesting accidents in the Epstein case that cannot be overlooked.
The Epstein case seems to have become the American equivalent of what happened in Europe during the 1990s with the infamous affair involving Dutroux. This case, which was covered up but still shook the foundations of European politics for what came out concerning her, at least had Dutroux go to prison. Here, Epstein “died,” but one knows nothing more.
What can be confirmed is that if any worldly justice does come to the women that he trafficked, it will likely be very small, if anything happens at all. This is because what seems to be at stake in the case is a large amount of the people in the political, business, and financial classes who exert power over the world, because if Epstein was investigated, it would likely cause a political crisis that could result in a crisis of leadership in the Western world.
There was much pointed out concerning the involvement of Democrat Party politicians and major leadership figures, such as the Clintons, with their ties to Epstein. Yet Trump himself is also tied to him- does one believe that knowing him as well as Trump did that he was not unaware of the very thing for which people all around the world knew him for? Likewise, what is to be said about friends of his such as Alan Dershowitz, or high-ranking officers in Israeli intelligence? What appears to be at the very least a potential “honeypot” type operation similar to the “brownstone operations” that US intelligence ran during the years after the Cold War as well as the potential involvement of occult rituals only means that the network of influence, like that of the notorious UK serial child rapist Jimmy Savile, stretches further than what one could imagine.
It’s a spider web, where the strings are all interwoven and the breaking of one strand could cause the entire web to disintegrate. So in that case, what is easier- to eliminate one person, or to risk letting the entire web collapse?
Truth is truly stranger than fiction.