Miscarriage of Justice? More Questions Re: The Epstein Plea Deal
A federal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein had flagged scores of potential underage victims, including the 14-year-old girl who first alerted police. But when he pleaded guilty in state court in 2008, the only minor Epstein was convicted of soliciting was 16 years old at the time the offenses began, according to information obtained by The Washington Post.
The younger girl who initially notified police has long believed that hers was the case referenced in the guilty plea, her attorney said. Some media accounts said as much. Publicly available charging documents contained no name or age, however. Pressed to resolve the ambiguity, state prosecutors in Florida recently provided The Post with the victim’s date of birth.
The decision to charge Epstein with a crime involving an older teen — part of a plea deal that has already been criticized as overly lenient — has eased his obligations to register as a sex offender. In New Mexico, for instance, where Epstein has a 7,600-acre property called Zorro Ranch, he is not required to register because his victim was not under 16, state officials said.
My frustration grows, regarding the Epstein case. This reads like a Hollywood movie script. What could possibly be the motivation for Alexander Acosta and his prosecutors to deliberately silence a 14 year-old victim and pursue a lighter sentence for a known predator like Epstein?
I’m spitballing here, but IF this report is true, wouldn’t this be grounds for another trial against Epstein, and prompt an internal federal investigation into Acosta?
Something isn’t right here. I cannot help but feel there’s a treasure trove of easter eggs to be discovered with this story. It seems we’ve only scratched the surface.