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Title: “The Girls Were Just So Young”: The Horrors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island
Post by: mystery-ak on July 22, 2019, 10:56:40 AM
“The Girls Were Just So Young”: The Horrors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island

Locals say Epstein was flying in underage girls long after his conviction for sex crimes—and authorities did nothing to stop him. “It was like he was flaunting it,” says an employee at the airstrip on St. Thomas. “But it was said that he always tipped really well, so everyone overlooked it.”
By Holly Aguirre
July 20, 2019

Ever since billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 on charges of sex trafficking, the media have been scrambling to make sense of what happened on Little St. James, his 70-acre private island in the Caribbean. But on nearby St. Thomas, locals say Epstein continued to bring underage girls to the island as recently as this year—a decade after he was forced to register as a convicted sex offender—and that authorities did nothing to stop him.

Two employees who worked at the local airstrip on St. Thomas tell Vanity Fair that they witnessed Epstein boarding his private plane on multiple occasions in the company of girls who appeared to be under the age of consent. According to the employees, the girls arrived with Epstein aboard one of his two Gulfstream jets. Between January 2018 and June 2019, previously published flight records show, the jets were airborne at least one out of every three days. They stopped all over the world, sometimes for only a few hours at a time: Paris, London, Slovakia, Mexico, Morocco. When they left St. Thomas, the employees say, they returned to airports near Epstein’s homes in Palm Beach and New York City.

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/horrors-of-jeffrey-epstein-private-island (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/horrors-of-jeffrey-epstein-private-island)
Title: Re: “The Girls Were Just So Young”: The Horrors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island
Post by: PeteS in CA on July 22, 2019, 12:55:03 PM
From the quote of the OP article:

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Ever since billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 on charges of sex trafficking, the media have been scrambling to make sense of what happened on Little St. James ...

No, they haven't. Epstein was arrested in 2006 and plead guilty back in 2008, and got very moderate coverage. Minimal effort was made at the time to find out who had enabled him and who had availed themselves of the "services" of his island. The only reason this story is getting serious coverage now is that some in the MSM think Epstein will be a vehicle to take out President Trump.

I could be wrong - though I obviously think I am not - but I think two likely outcomes are:

* The MSM's digging expeditions will only find information that shows Trump helped fight Epstein's @#$% (that he did is already known);

* The MSM's digging will damage many, including many the MSM would rather not have exposed as having used Epstein's "services".