According to federal agents, thousands of photographs of nude girls were discovered, alongside notes and messages with victim names and a massage desk with lube and sex toys.
Federal investigators said Monday that raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan residence revealed several hundreds nude photographs of young girls and women, messages and notes that apparently support the latest sex-trafficking accusations against Epstein and a massage desk with sex toys.
Manhattan US Attorney’s Office was the one to reveal these details, laying out reasons why the billionaire financier should be held with no bail until trial.
According to the Attorney’s Office reasoning, Epstein is an “extreme flight risk”, since he owns massive wealth and international assets, noting that he might spend the rest of his life in prison if all the accusations get corroborated with evidence.
To fortify their allegations, prosecutors noted some of the items they discovered in Jeffrey Epstein’s residence, stating that they confirm he would pay underage girls to perform sexual acts with him, turning several of them into recruiters to reach more victims.
The residence on Upper East Side, appraised at $77 million, was found to contain “an extraordinary volume of photographs of nude and partially-nude young women and girls,” according to the court filing.
The filing further claims that Epstein, who has a history of sex offenses, had “perhaps thousands of sexually suggestive photographs of fully- or partially-nude females,” with some of them appearing to be underage.
Some of the photographs were discovered inside a locked safe on CDs carrying names such as “Girl pics nude” and “Misc nudes 1,” with some CDs even stating specific names of women, stated the prosecutors.
In 2005, Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, mansion was raided as well by federal agents, who also found nude photographs, but he eluded trial through a plea deal with prosecutors. That deal is also under scrutiny at this moment, as it allowed Epstein to plead guilty to a charge of state prostitution instead.
Prosecutors stated in court that they found a room inside the mansion that matched what the victims described, especially with regards to lube, massage desk and sex toys.
Alex Rossmiller, Assistant US Attorney, said that even the room setup they heard described from Epstein accusers was exactly as they expected.
Memo by the prosecution noted that there was more corroborating proof, such as “documents and other materials, such as contemporaneous notes, messages recovered from the defendant’s residence that include names and contact information for certain victims,” noting that there are “call records that confirm the defendant and his agents were repeatedly in contact with various victims during the charged period.”
All of this, according to prosecutors, shows Epstein hasn’t changed.
“The defendant, a registered sex offender, is not reformed,” the memo states, adding that “he is a continuing danger to the community”.
Epstein’s lawyers stated that their client isn’t a flight risk, but the detention hearing was still scheduled for Monday.