Jeffrey Epstein , 66, was arrested last week in New Jersey as he arrived from Paris and now faces sex trafficking charges alleging he abused dozens of underage girls in Florida and New York in the early 2000s
A teenager allegedly groomed and trapped by Jeffrey Epstein is said to have told police she was his ‘number one girl’ after he lured her to his Palm Beach mansion at the age of 17.
Court filings show the girl, known as Jane Doe 103, was groomed with the help of her Abercrombie & Fitch employee classmate before being paid $200 for a naked massage with the shamed financier.
Epstein, who is accused by prosecutors in New York of paying dozens of underage girls for sex, some as young as 14, would then hand out additional payments ‘to allow new acts to happen’, Doe alleged in documents seen by The Smoking Gun.
He is accused of luring her ‘early-on with modeling opportunities, impressing her with his modeling business and contacts with supermodels, indicating that he could help her with a modeling career’.
Doe said Epstein ‘showered’ her with expensive gifts including lingerie, bikinis and purses and ‘pretended to show great interest in her college admissions’.
A lawsuit alleged he knew Doe was 17-years-old when he ‘lured her by inviting her to stay with him at his mansion in Manhattan and arranging and/or paying for airplane tickets, theater tickets, and a personal chauffeur as gifts for her upcoming birthday’.
Jeffrey Epstein looks on during a a bail hearing Monday. The teenager known as Jane Doe 103 was allegedly groomed and trapped by Epstein, telling police she was his ‘number one girl’
Court filings show the girl was lured to his Palm Beach mansion, pictured, at the age of 17 with the help of her classmate before being paid $200 for a naked massage with the financier
Doe, now 32, told Palm Beach Police Department she agreed to the massage based on the promise of ‘$200 for only 30 minutes of work’. She told law enforcement she would go on to visit the gated Palm Beach property ‘hundreds of times’ over a 17-month period ending in 2005
Jane Doe 103 had allegedly been told by her high school friend she could earn money in exchange for massaging the billionaire.
That classmate is reported to have got a finders fee after she was introduced to Epstein by Haley Robson, accused of procuring him many girls.
Robson is heard in one recorded phone call with a 14-year-old girl: ‘The more you do, the more you get paid.’
She told police: ‘They were told they would provide a massage, possibly naked, and some touching.’
Doe, now 32, told Palm Beach Police Department she agreed to the massage based on the promise of ‘$200 for only 30 minutes of work’.
She told law enforcement she would go on to visit the gated Palm Beach property ‘hundreds of times’ over a 17-month period ending in 2005.
Such was the amount of time she allegedly spent there Doe said she thought of herself as Epstein’s ‘number one girl’. She said she also ‘went to dinners and parties with Epstein’.
Such was the amount of time she allegedly spent there Doe said she thought of herself as Epstein’s ‘number one girl’. She said she also ‘went to dinners and parties’ with the billionaire
Annie Farmer and Courtney Wild, two alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein, look on as their lawyers speak to the press at federal court on Monday
After her arrest on an unrelated marijuana possession charge Doe 103 told officers she had ‘information about sexual activity taking place at the residence of Jeffrey Epstein’.
She proceeded to ‘cry hysterically’ when recounting events with Epstein, records show. Jane Doe 103 went on to tell police ‘a routine was established between her and Epstein’.
It would involved a naked massage and masturbation, she alleged. Doe is said to have described Epstein’s penis as ‘egg-shaped’ and ‘deformed’. ‘Epstein advised her not to tell anyone her real age’, the affidavit also states.
In a lawsuit from 2010, where the plaintiff is named as Jane Doe 103, she said Epstein manipulated a ‘vulnerable young girl’, in a ‘systematic pattern of sexually exploitative behavior., saying she was ‘sexually abused and/or battered and/or exploited’ by Epstein ‘at least a hundred times’.
She describes situations to police and in her civil complaint where a second female, identified Epstein’s friend as Nada Marcinkova, was also introduced and describes one alleged encounter where she says Epstein raped her. He later paid her $1000 ‘for that visit’, she said.
She told Palm Beach detectives she was left with a ‘ripped, torn, in her vagina area’ after some visits and is understood to have provided other underage victims.
Epstein has denied two counts of sex trafficking and faces 45 years behind bars if convicted.
Epstein had already done his best to discredit Doe, providing snippets from her social media
He has already served 13 months in jail in 2008 for admitting one count of procuring a minor for prostitution under a sweetheart non prosecution agreement which has recently come under intense scrutiny.
Court-appointed lawyer for the alleged victims, including Doe, Robert Josefsberg declined comment to The Smoking Gun on whether any of his clients were cooperating with federal investigators in the Southern District of New York.
He also said he did not know if they were the Palm Beach victims referred to in the charging document.
But Epstein had already done his best to discredit Doe, providing snippets from her social media profiles where she says her interests include marijuana.
His lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Doe was an ‘accomplished drama student’ who had previously ‘misled others’.
TIMELINE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S LEGAL TROUBLES
1999-2002 – Virginia Roberts [Jane Doe #3] claims to she served as a ‘sex slave’ for Jeffrey Epstein and was required to engage in sexual activity with him and a number of his high-profile friends.
March 2005 – Authorities in Florida launch a probe into Epstein after a mother calls and alleges that her daughter was molested at his Palm Beach estate.
May 2006 – A probable cause affidavit is filed by the Palm Beach Police Department after the sexual battery investigation into Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson Sworn. It charges Epstein with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for unlawful sex with a minor. Five victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed, and alleged that Epstein engaged in unlawful sexual behavior. Sworn meanwhile was accused of profiting by providing young girls to Epstein, while Kellen was tasked with keeping a black book containing the names and contact information of these minors in her capacity as Epstein’s assistant.
May 2006 – Barry Krischer, the State Attorney in Palm Beach, refers the case to a grand jury.
June 2006 – The grand jury returns an indictment of one count of solicitation of prostitution. This charge does not reflect that the individual in question was a minor. Only one girl testifies in front of the grand jury.
July 2006 – The Palm Beach Police Chief grows increasingly annoyed as he watches the lack of progress his investigation is making in the legal system, and convinces the FBI to open a federal investigation. It is dubbed Operation Leap Year and the possible crime being probed is ‘child prostitution.’
November 2006 – Operation Leap Year picks up steam as the FBI begins interviewing potential witnesses and victims from the three states where Epstein owns property: Florida, New York and New Mexico.
June 2007 – The US Attorney’s Office drafts a lengthy indictment as the federal probe of Epstein comes to an end, while at the same time Epstein begins negotiating a possible plea deal.
July 2007 – A new set of grand jury subpoenas are issued, including ones for Epstein’s computers. When police go to execute those subpoenas at Epstein’s Palm Beach home, they discover they have all been removed.
August 2007 – The US Attorney in Miami at the time, Alex Acosta, joins the Epstein negotiation talks.
September 2007 – Epstein signs a non-prosecution agreement on September 24 after rejecting multiple plea deals. His criminal charges are then deferred to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.
October 2007 – Acosta meets with Epstein’s lawyer Jay Lefkowitz to finalize the terms of the plea deal. It is agreed that the victims would not be notified, the deal would be kept under seal and all grand jury subpoenas would be canceled – including the one for Epstein’s computers, which were still at large.
January 2008 – After months of demands, Epstein and his lawyers say they will not longer accept the plea deal because he forces him to register as a sex offender.
February 2008 – A civil lawsuit is filed against Epstein by an anonymous woman, stating that as a 16-year-old minor she was recruited to give Epstein a paid massage. She demands $50 million, claiming that she was then force to perform sex acts on Epstein.
March 2008 – A federal grand jury presentation is planned following the FBI probe. Lawyers for Epstein begin harassing victims with phone calls and one of his investigators is accused of trying to run a victim’s father off the road.
March 2008 – A second woman files a civil action against Epstein.
May 2008 – It is announced that with no plea deal in case, the federal case against Epstein can proceed.
June 2008 – On June 30, Epstein pleads guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. Both are state charges and he is sentenced to 18 months in jail. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
July 2008 – Epstein’s victims learn of the plea deal, but it will be another 10 years before they are informed of all the details, including the fact that victim was 16 in the charge to which Epstein entered a guilty plea and not 14 like the women were led to believe. This allowed Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in multiple states like New Mexico, where he has a ranch. An emergency petition is filed udner the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, which mandates that victims be informed about plea agreements and the right to appear at sentencing. It is ignored.
August 2008 – Epstein’s agreement cannot be unsealed for the victims to see it is ruled in court, with federal prosecutors fighting to keep the records hidden from the public.
October 2008 – Epstein begins work release from the county stockad, where six days a week an he is transported to an office where he is able to work and entertain visitors. He returns to the stockade in the evening.
December 2008 – A judge grants Epstein’s request to travel to New York for a day and then an extended stay. He says it is for a court case, but after an initial filing there is no follow-up in the case.
July 22, 2009 – Epstein is released from prison.