Jeffrey Epstein Accused of Sexual Abuse While Serving Jail Time
The financier allegedly had women come to his office while he was on work release, an attorney representing a number of his victims claimed on Tuesday.
A lawyer representing victims of Jeffrey Epstein says that he continued to abuse victims while he was serving jail time in Florida from July 2008 to July 2009.
Speaking Tuesday at a press conference in midtown Manhattan, attorney Brad Edwards says that his firm has spoken to at least one woman who visited him in his office while he was on work release in Florida.
“I don’t know that any of these visitors were underage, I do know that he was able to have visitors that were under the age of 21, and that the information that we have received from victims — including at least one who personally visited him — was that it was not for some business arrangement, and that it was for, if you were in jail, improper sexual conduct,” Edwards said.
Edwards added that while he did not personally know of any underage visitors to Epstein’s office while he was serving time, the conduct was substantially similar to what he had engaged in before, bringing them to his office under legitimate pretenses, before pushing for sexual contact.
“What you are going to learn is that he was not sitting there conducting scientific research for the betterment of the community, but he was having office visitors, some who were flown to him from New York, and continued to engage in similar conduct literally while he was in quote unquote jail," Edwards said.
Edwards and his colleagues Stan Pottinger and Brittany Henderson also had one of Epstein’s victims in Florida, Courtney Wild, release a statement at the press conference.
“This was no surprise that Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing girls in New York, and as long as the victims speak up, he isn’t going to get away this time,” Wild said.
Edwards said that he believed the non-prosecution agreement signed by former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who was at the time the U.S. Attorney handling the Epstein case, would ultimately be rescinded.