Tag: Child Abuse and Neglect

Sheriff Orders Investigation Into How Deputies Handled Jeffrey Epstein’s Work Release

A sheriff in Florida ordered an internal investigation Friday into whether deputies violated any rules while monitoring Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy New York financier, on a work-release program a decade ago. The announcement from Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of Palm Beach County came a few days after a lawyer, Bradley Edwards, accused Mr. Epstein of engaging […]

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Judge Resigns After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

The New Jersey judge who sparked nationwide backlash by recommending leniency for a 16-year-old boy accused of rape because the boy was from a “good family” has resigned from the bench, officials said on Wednesday. The comments by the judge, James Troiano, which were made in a 2018 ruling, were seen by advocates for sexual […]

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Epstein’s Ties to Former Israeli Leader Shake Up Election Campaign

JERUSALEM — The former Israeli leader Ehud Barak, who is seeking a new term as prime minister, is facing scrutiny over his financial and personal ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking and abusing underage girls. Mr. Barak, 77, a former prime minister and defense minister, received some $2.3 million in […]

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My Dysfunctional Brother Was Abused. How Do I Acknowledge His Past?

Recently one of my siblings confided in me about the sexual abuse that our brother endured by a man when we were children. Our brother was prepubescent at the time. He does not know that I know. Throughout our childhood, I never knew. I never made the connection between this childhood trauma and his lack […]

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Shortly after Ghislaine Maxwell arrived in New York from England in the early 1990s, she was looking for a new start. She had just lost her father, a British media mogul, along with much of her family fortune and her social standing. Soon she was on the rise with the help of her new boyfriend, […]

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Child Neglect Reports Sat Unread for 4 Years Because of an Email Mix-up

COLORADO SPRINGS — A system created to prevent tips about child abuse and neglect from slipping through the cracks instead created a big one: Scores of messages sent to Colorado’s statewide hotline piled up unread for four years because of a mistake in an email address. The problem started in 2015, not long after Colorado […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.

A strange thing happened when Jeffrey Epstein came back to New York City after being branded a sex offender: His reputation appeared to rise. In 2010, the year after he got out of a Florida prison, Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos dined at his Manhattan mansion with a British royal. The next year, Mr. Epstein […]

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Epstein Paid $350,000 to Tamper With Witnesses, Prosecutors Say

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing sex-trafficking charges in New York, was accused of witness tampering on Friday by federal prosecutors, who said he wired $350,000 to two people who were potential witnesses against him. Mr. Epstein sent the money to the potential witnesses in late November and early December, 2018, shortly after the Miami Herald […]

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Acosta Resigned. The Caligula Administration Lives On.

On Monday, Donald Trump disinvited the then-British ambassador, Kim Darroch, from an official administration dinner with the emir of Qatar, because he was mad about leaked cables in which Darroch assessed the president as “insecure” and “incompetent.” There was room at the dinner, however, for Trump’s friend Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, […]

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Examining Acosta’s Claims on the Epstein Prosecution

At a news conference in Washington, R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary and a former United States attorney in Florida, on Wednesday gave his account of how federal prosecutors dealt with allegations that Jeffrey Epstein had abused young women and girls, a case first handled by state prosecutors. Here’s how his version of events stacks […]

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Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein: How Are They Connected?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing girls for more than a decade, has been linked in the past to celebrities, prominent businessmen, politicians and, at one point, Prince Andrew of Britain. But it is Mr. Epstein’s […]

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A Billionaire’s Fall Spotlights Child Sexual Abuse in China

SHANGHAI — The detention of a billionaire Shanghai real estate developer in a case linked by Communist Party officials to the alleged sexual molestation of a 9-year-old girl has triggered a national bout of soul searching in China, where such crimes are rapidly moving toward the top of law enforcement priorities. Wang Zhenhua, a prominent […]

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Faces Calls to Resign Over Epstein Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta is facing fresh calls to resign — and rising pressure from inside the Trump administration — over his role in brokering a lenient plea deal over sex crimes for the New York financier Jeffrey E. Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor in Miami more than a decade […]

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Judge Gets Threats After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

Judge Troiano, 69, cited the boy’s good grades and potential to attend a good college when he denied prosecutors’ request that the boy be charged as an adult. ImageCreditSuperior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division Family Court proceedings are typically closed to the public, but some of Judge Troiano’s comments, taken from a 65-page transcript […]

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United States v. Jeffrey Epstein

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Prosecutors in New York have accused the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of asking them to recruit others. We spoke with our colleague about what happened in a similar […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is the Ultimate Symbol of Plutocratic Rot

In 2003, the journalist Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted Monday on charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underage girls, for Vanity Fair. Her piece painted him as an enigmatic Jay Gatsby type, a boy from a middle-class family in Brooklyn who had scaled the rungs of the plutocracy, though no one could […]

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Who Protected Jeffrey Epstein?

On Monday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment against Jeffrey Epstein, charging the wealthy financier with operating and conspiring to operate a sex trafficking ring of girls out of his luxe homes on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in Palm Beach, Fla., “among other locations.” […]

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Nude Photos of Underage Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion, Prosecutors Say

[Read our previous coverage of the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein.] Investigators seized nude photographs of underage girls from the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein as part of a new investigation into allegations he exploited dozens of minors for sex, prosecutors revealed on Monday. That detail was mentioned by federal prosecutors in on Monday as they […]

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