Saturday, April 2, 2011

Is It True That Money Can Buy You Friends Even When You Are A Pedophile?

Andrew Willis of the StopAbuse Campaign on Facebook and Twitter recently asked me to write this post.  I have been researching the man and the topic online all week.  Andrew and several others including BRAVE KIDS VOICES have been tweeting about Katie Couric going to a dinner party recently given by Jeffrey Epstein who is a hedge fund manager/mogul (whatever that is).  More important, Jeffrey Epstein is a registered sex offender.  The man has alledgedly flown children in from other countries for the sexual pleasure of himself and some of his guests.

The question asked in the Tweets was how could Katie Couric as a mother go to a dinner party given by this registered sex offender?  As a mother who should be protecting her children from this kind of man, why would Ms Couric go to this dinner party and be in the presence of a child molestor?  Ms Couric wasn't Epstein's only guest. 

Others that were there included Woody Allen and George Stephanopoulos.  Some other names that you might recognize that have been associated with Epstein over the past year are Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York who got a loan from Epstein through the friendship of her ex-husband Prince Andrew.  Sarah tells you that she didn't know the character of Epstein at the time of the financial loan and that she is sorry to be affiliated with the man.  Sarah is also a mother of little girls.

The dinner party was to honor Prince Andrew of England.  Prince Andrew is in danger of losing his title of U. K. Special Representative for International Trade and Investment because of his alliance with Epstein.  The relationship has been called "a national embarrassment" in England.

Other friends associated with Jeffrey Epstein are Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.  Both say that they have known Epstein for years.  They both say complimentary things about Epstein.  Neither addresses Epstein's title of Child Sex Offender.

The dinner party was held in Epstein's New York home which is located very close (within 1,000 feet) to an Episcopal pre-school.  Registered sex offenders are not allowed to be that close to a school at any time.  What are the police doing about this?  Several times during his jail stay, Epstein visited this New York home.

Since Epstein's conviction in 2007 many more victims of child sexual abuse have come forward to speak out about their abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein who uses his money to buy female children for sex for himself and his friends.   One claim says that Epstein had 3 French girls who were 12 years old bought to him for his birthday.   The FBI who has been investigating Epstein found 40 victims, most of them under age at the time that they were used by Epstein.  One of the articles that I read says that Epstein has settled out of court with all of the 40 victims of child sexual abuse.  Unless the FBI can find more victims, Epstein will go free of any further child trafficking charges.

Why was Jeffrey Epstein given such a leniant conviction?  Was it because he had the money to buy a large team of very expensive attorneys to get him off?  With the proven charges against Epstein, he should have easily gotten a jail term of ten to twenty years.  He didn't.  He served 13 months behind bars in a private wing of the Palm Beach jail.  During this time, Epstein was allowed out of his jail cell to go to work for 16 hours each day. 

The only good thing that might come out of this is for Jeffrey Epstein to be charged with money laundering.  The FBI is still investigating these allocations against Epstein.  After all, isn't money laundering a more important charge than being a child sex offender.  In case you didn't catch it, that was sarcasm on my part.  There is much more that I could say.  Instead, I would prefer that you read the articles written in The Daily Beast which I have included links to each article below.

For more information on this ridiculous farce of justice, please read the following article by clicking on the link below.  The article is entitled The Daily Beast Blogs & Stories - Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-20/jeffrey-epstein-billionaire-pedophile-goes-free

Please go and read this very informative article.  Thanks to Condhita Sarnoff for writing  the post.

Below you will find the other articles of The Daily Beast and Business Insider that my information for this post came from:

Business Insider - How Pedophile Hedge Fund Mogul Jeffrey Epstein Got Off So Easy @
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-pedophile-hedge-fund-mogul-jeffrey-epstein-got-off-so-easy-2011-3

The Daily Beast Blogs & Stories - Epstein Faces Sex-Traffic Probe @
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-29/jeffrey-epstein-feds-probe-possible-child-trafficking-charge/

The Daily Beast Blogs & Stories - Jeffrey Epstein's Society Friends Close Ranks @
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-04-01/bill-clinton-katie-couric-woody-allen-jeffrey-epsteins-society-friends-close-ranks/

The Daily Beast Blogs & Stories - Prince Andrew's Friendship with Jeffrey Epstein @
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-09/prince-andrew-in-trouble-over-jeffrey-epstein-connection/

Patricia









15 comments:

Andrew Willis said...

Great post, thank you. Hopefully it will ignite conversations!

Patricia Singleton said...

Andrew, thank you. Like you, I hope it starts people talking. I already posted it once on Twitter and on my Facebook page. Hopefully we will get results.

by Barbara K. said...

Good job! I have re-tweeted under Just Speak, Inc. Thank you for being yet another voice unafraid to speak!

Patricia Singleton said...

Barbara K., thank you for the visit, comment and Tweet. Speaking out is how I bring some good out of incest by helping other survivors. You are very welcome.

Jennifer Bryant said...

Thank you for posting! If you read the book by Cathy O'Brien called "Tranceformation of America" and book by Brice Taylor, "Thanks for the Memories," and David Icke books...They all make references to political and royal figures, exposing their hidden agendas involving horrific acts of abuse against children. Some of its pretty far out, but if you can handle it, it completely clears up any confusion or questions regarding your post.

Patricia Singleton said...

Jennifer, thank you for your comment and book recommendations.

Patricia Singleton said...

Jennifer, that's okay. I simply deleted the duplicate and your apology for the duplicate.

Mary said...

Great post Patricia, hope it will get people talking....

Patricia Singleton said...

Mary, thank you. I hope it gets people talking too.

From Tracie said...

Absolutely sickening.

I am going to read the articles you link to here and will make a point to remember the names of people who continue to associate themselves with this pedophile.

Thank you for sharing this with the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse!

Patricia Singleton said...

Tracie, I agree with you. You are very welcome for me sharing it with Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. Looking forward to reading everyone else's posts.

Gail O'Keeffe said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Will share info and thank you for being a voice.

Patricia Singleton said...

Gail, you are very welcome. Those of us who are strong enough have to be the voice of those who do not have a voice.

Marj aka Thriver said...

This kind of thing just absolutely makes my blood BOIL! Thank you for raising awareness through Twitter, your blog, and The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. I will read the articles.

Patricia Singleton said...

Marj, me too. You are very welcome.