This is the age of Trump. It is fitting that one of his close woman-abusing pals is a child abuser.
As the Washington Post reported, power and money colluded to let a sex-obsessed monster get away with serial rape, underage sex trafficking and conspiracy to violate federal law — and big-league lawyers helped him do it. Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s sweetheart deal with government prosecutors — thanks to a cadre of all-star defense lawyers who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways — are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, corruption and boys’ club criminality.
Epstein’s lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz and former Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr, negotiated a non-prosecution agreement that ultimately afforded Epstein an absurdly lenient sentence: just over a year in the county jail, sort of. Epstein was allowed to stay in a vacant wing of the jail and spend up to 12 hours a day in his office, six days a week. The agreement called for him to plead guilty to two state charges of soliciting prostitution, to pay restitution to some of the alleged victims, and to register as a sex offender.
To say the least, this coup of disgrace was shamefully misleading, since under Florida law, someone under 18 can’t consent to sex and, therefore, can’t technically be a prostitute. It is otherwise ridiculous given the credible allegations in a 53-page, federal draft indictment, effectively dropped, which could have put him away for life.
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