Jeffrey Edward Epstein

January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and sex offender.

Who is Jeffrey Epstein? A millionaire known for associating with celebrities, politicians, billionaires and academic stars, Epstein became the subject of a police investigation in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005 after he was accused of paying a 14-year-old girl for sex. He was arrested in 2006.

Police Reports

Recently released Grand jury Records shows Palm Beach Prosecutor painted Epstein victims as prostitutes, instead of victims as they are.  The records were unsealed July 1, 2024 after 16 years.

A Palm Beach County prosecutor depicted two girls molested by Jeffrey Epstein as prostitutes, drug addicts, thieves, and liars in front of a grand jury empaneled in 2006 to review the state’s criminal case against sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein abused hundreds of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion between 1996 and 2008. Epstein managed to escape serious charges, in part because the Palm Beach prosecutor at the time, Barry Krischer, elected to charge him with minor prostitution and solicitation rather than bringing a felony sexual assault case.

Krischer and the lead prosecutor in the case, Lanna Belohlavek, told Palm Beach police that they didn’t intend to prosecute Epstein because they believed the girls were prostitutes.

But Palm Beach police Chief Michael Reiter and Joe Recarey the lead detective, both protested the decision, noting that the victims were as young as 14 and that Epstein, who was in his 50s, had used fraud and coercion to lure the girls to his home on the pretense that they would be paid to give him massages.

Palm Beach Police Reports:

03/15/2005, A fourteen year old white female, hereinafter referred to as “SG,” her family reported unlawful sexual activity which occurred at a residence within the Town of Palm Beach. SG reported that a subject known to her as “Jeff’ had touched her private area with a vibrator/massager while within his residence. “Jeff” was later identified as Jeffrey Epstein through a photo line up.

During a sworn taped interview, SG stated that Haley Robson, dob 04/09/1986, a cousin of SG’s boyfriend and classmate at Royal Palm Beach High School, worked for a wealthy man and did sexual favors for him. She also admitted that Robson had offered her an opportunity to make money. During the beginning of the month of February 2005, SG explained that she was first approached by Robson to go with her to Epstein’s house. SG stated that Robson along with a Hispanic female, later identified a her up at her father’s house on a Sunday. SG was not sure of the exact dates but knew it was a Sunday. SG told her father that they were going shopping but in reality Robson drove them to Palm Beach. During the drive a conversation occurred between Robson and SG whereas Robson reportedly told SG that if Jeff asked her age.

Palm Beach Probable Cause Affidavit

From March 15, 2005, through February 2006, the Palm Beach Police Department conducted a sexual battery investigation involving Jeffrey Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson. Sworn taped statements were taken from five victims and seventeen witnesses concerning massages and unlawful sexual activity that took place at the residence of Jeffrey Epstein, 358 El Brillo Way, Palm Beach. Several of the victims were recruited by and brought to the residence by Haley Robson to perform massages for Epstein, for which Robson received monetary compensation. During the visit they would be introduced to Sarah Kellen, Epstein’s assistant, who in turn would record their telephone numbers and name. The victims would be brought to Epstein’s bedroom to provide the massage. Epstein would enter the room and order the victims to remove their clothing to provide the massage. As the victims complied and provided the massages, Epstein would rub his fingers on their private parts.

Criminal Case Timeline


March, 2005 a woman contacted Florida’s Palm Beach Police Department and alleged that her 14-year-old stepdaughter had been taken to Epstein’s mansion by an older girl. While there, she was allegedly paid $300 to strip and massage Epstein. She had allegedly undressed, but left the encounter wearing her underwear. Palm Beach Police began a thirteen-month undercover investigation of Epstein, including a search of his home. During the investigation, Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter publicly accused the Palm Beach County state prosecutor, Barry Krischer, of being too lenient and called for help from the FBI.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) then became involved. Subsequently, the police alleged that Epstein had paid several girls to perform sexual acts with him. Interviews with five alleged victims and seventeen witnesses under oath, a high-school transcript and other items found in Epstein’s trash and home allegedly showed that some of the girls involved were under 18, the youngest being 14, with many under 16.

Police searching Epstein’s home found two hidden cameras and a large number of photos of girls throughout the house. Some of the girls in the photos were interviewed by the police as part of their investigation. Adriana Ross, a former model from Poland who worked as Epstein’s assistant, reportedly removed computer drives and other electronic equipment from the financier’s Florida mansion before the Palm Beach Police searched the home. Court documents report that Palm Beach Police detective Joseph Recarey, during a 2005 search of Epstein’s residence, uncovered an incriminating Amazon receipt containing books on S&M. The titles of the books he ordered are “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction.”SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude – Principles, Skills and Tools and Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners.

A previous employee informed the police that Epstein received massages three times a day. The FBI later gathered reports on “34 confirmed minors” who could receive compensation for the harm they suffered (this number increased to forty in the non-prosecution agreement). These reports included details that supported the allegations of sexual abuse by Epstein.


May, 2006 Palm Beach police filed a probable cause affidavit saying that Epstein should be charged with four counts of unlawful sex with minors and one count of sexual abuse

July 2006, the FBI began its own investigation of Epstein, and they nicknamed “Operation Leap Year”

July 27, 2006, Epstein was arrested by the Palm Beach Police Department on state felony charges of procuring a minor for prostitution and solicitation of a prostitute. He was booked at the Palm Beach County jail and later released on a $3,000 bond. State prosecutor Krischer later convened a Palm Beach County grand jury but only presented evidence for two victims, the grand jury returned a single charge of felony solicitation of prostitution.

August, 2006 Epstein pleaded not guilty


FBI investigation resulted in a fifty-three page indictment in June 2007. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, agreed to a plea deal, which Alan Dershowitz helped to negotiate, they offered to grant immunity from all federal criminal charges to Epstein, along with four named co-conspirators and any unnamed “potential co-conspirators” The non-prosecution agreement “essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes. Acosta showed “poor judgment” in granting Epstein a non-prosecution agreement and failing to notify Epstein’s alleged victims about the agreement


February 6, 2008, Virginia woman, known as Jane Doe No. 2, filed a $50-million civil lawsuit saying that when she was a 16-year-old minor in 2004 and 2005, she was “recruited to give Epstein a massage”. She claims she was taken to his mansion, where he exposed himself and had sexual intercourse with her, and paid her $200 immediately afterward.

March 2008 by a different woman, who was represented by the same lawyer filed similar lawsuit for $50-million.

June 30, 2008, after Epstein pleaded guilty to a state charge of procuring for prostitution a girl below age 18 and he was sentenced to eighteen months in prison. While most convicted sex offenders in Florida are sent to state prison, Epstein was instead housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County Stockade and, according to the sheriff’s office, was, after 3+1⁄2 months, allowed to leave the jail on “work release” for up to twelve hours a day, six days a week. He was allowed to come and go outside of specified release hours. Epstein’s cell door was left unlocked, and he had access to the attorney room where a television was installed for him, before he was moved to the Stockade’s.

The Sheriff’s Office received $128,000 from Epstein’s non-profit to pay for the costs of extra services being provided during his work release. His office was monitored by “permit deputies” whose overtime was paid by Epstein. They were required to wear suits, and checked in “welcomed guests” at the “front desk”. Later the Sheriff’s Office said these guest logs were destroyed per the department’s “records retention” rules, although the Stockade visitor logs were not.


Epstein served almost thirteen months before being released on July 22, 2009, for a year of probation on house arrest until August 2010. While on probation, he was allowed numerous trips on his corporate jet to his residences in Manhattan and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was allowed long shopping trips and walks around Palm Beach “for exercise”


June 18, 2010, Epstein’s former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, was sentenced to eighteen months’ incarceration after being convicted on an obstruction charge for failing to turn over to police, and subsequently trying to sell a journal in which he had recorded Epstein’s activities.


January 2011he was registered in New York State as a “level three” (high risk of repeat offense) sex offender, a lifelong designation.


December 30, 2014, federal civil suit was filed in Florida by Courtney Wild and Jane Doe 2 against the United States for violations of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by the U.S. Department of Justice’s NPA with Epstein and his limited 2008 state plea.


April 7, 2015, Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that the allegations made by alleged victim Virginia Roberts against Prince Andrew had no bearing on the lawsuit by alleged victims seeking to reopen Epstein’s non-prosecution plea agreement with the federal government; the judge ordered that allegation to be struck from the record.


2018 Miami Herald identified eighty victims and located about sixty of them. They quoted the then police chief Reiter as saying “This was 50-something ‘shes’ and one ‘he’—and the ‘shes’ all basically told the same story.” Details from the investigation included allegations that 12-year-old triplets were flown in from France for Epstein’s birthday, and flown back the following day after being sexually abused by the financier. It was alleged that young girls were recruited from Brazil and other South American countries, former Soviet countries, and Europe, and that Jean-Luc Brunel’s “MC2” modeling agency was also supplying girls to Epstein


July 6, 2019 about a dozen FBI agents forced open the door to his Manhattan townhouse, the Herbert N. Straus House, with search warrants. The search of Epstein townhouse turned up evidence of sex trafficking and also found “hundreds – and perhaps thousands – of sexually suggestive photographs of fully – or partially – nude females”. Some of the photos were confirmed as those of underage females. In a locked safe, compact discs were found with handwritten labels including the descriptions: “Young [Name] + [Name]”, “Misc nudes 1”, and “Girl pics nude”

FBI found in the safe were $70,000 in cash, forty-eight diamonds, and a fraudulent Austrian passport, which expired in 1987, that had Epstein’s photo but another name. The passport had numerous entrance and exit stamps, including entrance stamps that showed the use of the passport to enter France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia in the 1980s.

July 8, 2019 Epstein was charged him with sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex. The grand jury indictment alleges that “dozens” of underage girls were brought into Epstein’s mansions for sexual encounters. Acosta immediately resigned as Secretary of Labor effective July 19, 2019

July 18, 2019 judge denied bail saying that Epstein posed a danger to the public and a serious flight risk to avoid prosecution.

July 23, 2019, Epstein was found injured and semiconscious at 1:30 a.m. on the floor of his cell, with marks around his neck. His cellmate, former New York City police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, who was at the time awaiting trial for four counts of murder, was questioned about Epstein’s condition. He denied having any knowledge of what happened

July 29, 2019, Epstein was taken off suicide watch and placed in a special housing unit with another inmate.

August 9, 2019, Epstein’s cellmate was transferred out, but no one took his place.

August 10, 2019 Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City at 6:30 a.m.

August 11, 2019, an autopsy was performed. It appeared likely that Epstein had thrown himself violently off the cell’s top bunk, which would explain the damage he suffered, other than strangulation. Autopsy found that Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones. Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone. Such breaks of the hyoid bone can occur from those who hang themselves, but they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation.

August 16, 2019, Barbara Sampson, the New York City medical examiner, ruled Epstein’s death a suicide by hanging

August 23, 2019, the prosecutor’s office in Paris, France, opened a preliminary investigation into Epstein. He is being investigated for rape and sexual assault of minors under and over the age of 15.

September 5, 2019, Epstein’s body was buried in an unmarked grave next to those of his parents at the I.J. Morris Star of David Cemetery in Palm Beach, Florida.

Jeffrey E. Epstein Biography

Jeffrey Epstein was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York in 1953. One of two sons born to Seymour and Paula nee Stolofsky Epstein, Jeffrey was raised in modest lower middle class circumstances in a longstanding Jewish neighborhood: Jeffrey’s father supported the family as a laborer for the New York City Parks Department. Jeflrey Epstein mother was a housewife until Jeffrey and his brother were in high school when she went to work for an insurance agency.

Jeffrey Epstein attended public schools where his aptitude in mathematics became evident early on. He skipped the third grade at P.S. 188 and was placed in a special program which resulted in his skipping the eighth grade at Mark Twain Junior High.

After his family moved to Seagate, Epstein graduated from Lafayette High School in 1969 at the age of sixteen. He continuing to live at home, Epstein  attended Cooper Union in Manhattan for two years where he studied Math and Physics.

Jeffrey Epstein dropped out of Cooper Union and took independent courses at New York University. During that period, Epstein drove taxicabs summers in New York City for spending money.

Around 1974, Jeffrey Epstein decided to try his hand at teaching and obtained a teaching position in mathematics with an annual salary of $12,000 at the Dalton School, a highly respected private school in uptown Manhattan which caters to the wealthy.

Children in his classes included, for example, those of Robert Redford, Joel Grey and those of wealthy financiers. This was a social class to which Epstein had not previously been exposed. As a teacher, Jeffrey Epstein was commended for being lively, interesting, and uniquely gifted in presenting the material in a way which challenged the students. As matters would turn out, Jeffrey’s experience at the Dalton School would become lifealtering on a number of different levels.

As Jeffrey recounts the key event, he was urged by a student to attend an art gallery opening which he reluctantly agreed to do. While there, Jeffrey was approached by a parent of one of his students who had been told that Jeffrey was an especially talented mathematics teacher. The parent asked him if he had ever considered working on Wall Street (Jeffrey states that at the time he did not even know where Wall Street was), and referred Jeffrey to Alan Greenberg, then a high level executive at Bear Stearns.

During his subsequent interview with Mr. Greenberg, Jeffrey admitted that he did not know what a stock or a bond was. Mr. Greenberg explained that he had detected a sea change in the stock and bonds market from qualitatively based valuation to quantitatively based valuation. Based on Jeffrey’s mathematics aptitude, Mr. Greenberg offered him a job on the spot. Jeffrey agreed and started with the firm at the end of the school year.

Jeffrey utilized his mathematics expertise in becoming an adept options trader, and came to know a number of successful investors. His success in the position is reflected in the fact that by 1980 he had become the youngest limited partner in the firm.

Believing, however, that he could do better on his own on the outside, he decided to resign from Bear Stearns in 1981. Capitalizing on his knowledge of and experience investing in esoteric financial instruments at Bear Stearns, combined with his exposure to

the unique family and financial problems of the “hyper-rich” gained from his experience at both Bear Stearns and the Dalton School, Jeffrey started a business called J. Epstein & Company (now Financial Trust Company) wherein he acts as a family advisor to the “hyper-rich.” The services he provides consist of a broad array of financial advice ( on investment, trusts, estates, asset allocation, etc.) and organization and management of the client’s family office.

The premise for the business is simple, if counter-intuitive:

extreme wealth brings a host of unique and often intractable problems to its possessor, i.e., family, security, investment, tax planning, estate planning, etc. Jeffrey has studied families possessing such wealth, offers advice in all of these areas and, in the process, insulates the family head from the passions and emotions of other family members affected by the decisions of the family head. 1 In essence, Jeffrey offers new potential clients the scenario of “no longer having to worry about their money.” Epstein business was based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with New York City being the base of his charitable operations, he employed approximately 160 people.

Jeffrey Epstein never married or fathered any children. During his adulthood, he had two long-term relationships: the first with Eva Andersson from 1981 to 1990, and the second with Ghislaine Maxwell from 1991 to 2000.

Epstein maintained residences in New York City; West Palm Beach, Florida; the Virgin Islands; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Paris, France; as he was enrolled as a visiting fellow at Harvard, he also had a rented apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 2005, Jeffrey agreed to accompany and fly former President Bill Clinton on his AIDS Initiative journey to Africa. that trip put a spotlight on Epstein.

The same year police in Palm Beach, Florida, began investigating Epstein after a parent reported that he had sexually abused her 14-year-old daughter. Federal officials identified 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, whom Epstein had allegedly sexually abused. Epstein pleaded guilty and was convicted in 2008 by a Florida state court of procuring a child for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute. He was convicted of only these two crimes as part of a controversial plea deal, and served almost 13 months in custody but with extensive work release

Ghislaine Maxwell

July 2020 Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested at her secluded mansion in the US state of New Hampshire on suspicion of having assisted Epstein’s abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom victims known to be underage.

In December 2021, a jury in New York City found her guilty on five out of six counts, including the most serious charge – that of sex trafficking of a minor. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison, meaning the 60-year-old could spent the rest of her life behind bars.

Maxwell, who was educated at Oxford, reportedly introduced Epstein to many of her wealthy and powerful friends, such as Bill Clinton and the Duke of York. Although Maxwell and Epstein’s romantic relationship only lasted a few years, she continued to work with him long afterward, according to friends.

Former employees at the Epstein mansion in Palm Beach describe her as the house manager. She oversaw the staff, handled finances, and served as a social coordinator.former employees at the Epstein mansion in Palm Beach describe her as the house manager, who oversaw the staff, handled finances and served as social coordinator.

Epstein said Maxwell was not a paid employee, but rather his “best friend”.

During the trial, prosecutors alleged Ms Maxwell preyed on and groomed young girls for Epstein to abuse. Her defense claimed she is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein’s crimes following his death.

But after her conviction, Maxwell offered some contrition, saying: “It is the greatest regret of my life that I ever met Jeffrey Epstein.

“But today is ultimately not about Epstein,” she continued. “It is for me to be sentenced and for the victims to address me alone in court. To you, I say: I am sorry for the pain you experienced. I hope my conviction along with my harsh incarceration brings you closure.”Epstein said Maxwell was not a paid employee but rather his “best friend.” During the trial, prosecutors alleged that Ms. Maxwell preyed on and groomed young girls for Epstein to abuse. Her defense claimed she is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein’s crimes following his death. After her conviction, Maxwell showed some contrition, saying, “It is the greatest regret of my life that I ever met Jeffrey Epstein. But today is ultimately not about Epstein,” she continued. “It is for me to be sentenced and for the victims to address me alone in court. To you, I say: I am sorry for the pain you experienced. I hope my conviction, along with my harsh incarceration, brings you closure.”

Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy

Epstein Autopsy
Epstein autopsy

Jeffrey Epstein Cell

A Florida judge on Monday unveiled 150 pages of grand jury transcripts from 2006 that looked into sex trafficking and rape allegations made against financier Jeffrey Epstein. Grand jury transcripts released in Jeffrey Epstein case reveal prosecutors knew about accusations against him

According to 2006 testimony, the investigation against Epstein began a year earlier. Two victims were questioned during the proceedings — including one who alleged that Epstein, then in his 50s, molested her when she was 14 years old.

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