Epstein’s Horrific Sex Trafficking Case Is A Nasty Reminder of Sexual Abuse

Kelly Langevin, Copy Editor

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The news of Jeffery Epstein and several others involved in corrupting so many women for years is mouth dropping and is bringing the issue of sex trafficking forward.

Epstein, a millionaire financier, was accused of child sex-trafficking and luring girls into privately-owned islands for “massages,” and other inappropriate activities. What likely happened paints a much darker picture.

In the United States 2018 human trafficking hotline statistics, 7,859 cases of sex trafficking have been reported out of 10,949 total cases of other human trafficking incidents.

In 2007- 2017, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.

Epstein’s first island began to undergo changes more than two decades ago. The land called Little Saint James Island, a small part of the U.S. Virgin Islands holds information of abuse that has taken place for years, according to The Cut.

According to the Associated Press, the island has gained nicknames such as ” Orgy Island,” ” Pedophile Island ” and “Island Of Sin.”

The island was Epstein’s main living area; the 72-acre property is scattered with tall trees, buildings and a helicopter pad, according to Bloomberg.

A large blue and white temple also sits on the island. The purpose of the temple is unknown, however, Associated Press reports that workers described it as a music room with acoustic walls and a piano sitting on the inside.

However, I and some of the skeptics believe this temple may have been where Epstein lured women to molest them.

The horrific man that is Epstein allegedly had girls as young as 12 flown to the island and would hold them captive according to VOX.

As employees opened up, the story got more disgustingly interesting. One employee said Epstein would fly the underage girls into St. Thomas and then they would take a boat called Lady Ghislaine over to the private island, according to The Cut.

“There were topless photos of women everywhere,” said Steve Scully, a former contractor for Epstein from 1999-2005. “They were on his desk, in his office, in his bedroom.”

Another shocking piece of this is Epstein’s alleged madam, co-conman in the making, sick-minded woman, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maxwell, a 57- year- old British woman, is a suspect in recruiting women to the island and bringing them to Epstein to be part of the sex trafficking crimes.

Maxwell denies the claims made against her saying they are “entirely false”, according to The Cut.

Dozens of victims came forward to the FBI stating Epstein committed sex crimes in several locations, including his Palm Beach, Florida mansion, his Manhattan mansion, his property in New Mexico and the most known, the Virgin Islands.

Epstein was accused of sexually abusing women and in 2007 was indicted. He received 13 months in jail and a plea deal was made to conceal information about Epstein’s crimes, according to the Miami Herald.

Epstein’s plea deal is a slap in the face to all his victims as he deserved much more time for his actions.

Powerful connections such as Bill Clinton who has been rumored to have visited the island, as well as many other names and Donald Trump who may not have visited but was in several pictures with Epstein, may have been too monstrous to reveal.

Just weeks ago the accused sex trafficker was found dead by apparent suicide in his jail cell in Manhattan. The victims will not face their abuser in court and will never get the peace they deserve.

Prior to taking his life, Epstein was facing a 53-page federal indictment, according to the Miami Herald.  His life would have been ruined. It should have been.

The victims did not get justice.

Sexual abuse from the wealthy has left a mark on mine and other peoples lives. Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein are just a couple of the cases I will always remember. Now being taken over in my mind is Epstein and may do so for some time.

Epstein’s case is one of many reasons why the #MeToo movement should continue to grow.

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they are 18, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Rape is also the most under-reported crime with 63 percent of sexual assaults not being reported to police, according to the NSVRC.

The horrific person that is Jeffrey Epstein is a sex trafficking evil man whose name should be known. The world needs to know these issues and crimes will stand no longer.