Jeffrey Epstein Raped Victims During His Work Release As Part Of Controversial Plea Deal: Lawyer
Donald Trump’s former Labor Secretary gave Jeffrey Epstein a “sweetheart” plea deal that sentenced him to 13 months in jail for raping multiple minors. The plea deal also allowed Epstein to take work breaks during his time in jail.
According to The Daily Beast, Lawyer Brad Edwards, who is representing one of Epstein’s victims, claimed that Epstein sexually abused his victim while he was on work released during his time in jail.
“He just wasn’t in jail, he only slept there,” Edwards said. “He was in his office most of the day and what I can tell you he had visitors, female visitors.”
Edwards said the new accusers were under 21 years old at the time, but it’s not clear whether they were minors.
“All I can say is more than one person that visited him,” Edwards said. “They believed they were going there for something other than a sexual purpose. Once there, he used his perfect master manipulation to turn the situation into something sexual. Not one of the individuals was a prostitute, these were all people who at the time that wanted something. They came over under false pretenses and he manipulated them, and now his attorneys have labeled them prostitutes.”
Trump, who is a co-defendant of Epstein, was also involved in a rape accusation that both of them took place in.
A federal lawsuit filed in California in April 2016 accuses Trump and Epstein of sexually assaulting a by a 13-year-old girl at a series of parties at Epstein’s Manhattan home in 1994. The suit was dismissed by a federal judge in May 2016 because it did not raise valid claims under federal law.
It is unclear if Trump himself took part in helping Epstein abuse his victims during his work release.