Tag: prostitution

Prince Andrew’s Accuser Takes Her Case to the BBC

LONDON — Virginia Roberts Giuffre recalled a whirlwind trip to London with her employer, the financier Jeffrey Epstein, when she was 17. It began at a townhouse where Prince Andrew was talking about his ex-wife, the Duchess of York. It moved on to a club, where she said she and the prince danced, and he […]

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Welcome to the Monkey House

Locals call it the Monkey House. The decaying, three-story cement fortress sits among weeds in the wooded, hilly outskirts of Dongducheon, a Korean city of 96,000 that encircles Camp Casey, the closest U.S. military base to North Korea and home to key elements of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division. The 2ID is “the only […]

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Police captain arrested in own department’s prostitution sting

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SEATTLE (KCPQ) – A Seattle police captain is accused of sexual exploitation after he was arrested in an undercover operation by his own department. “Seattle Police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” said a Seattle Police Department spokesperson. “The employee […]

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Man in Sex Kidnapping Case Had Zip Ties and Ropes, U.S. Says

The woman thought she was meeting a man who was going to pay her to have sex. Instead, prosecutors said, he tried to kidnap her, forcing her into his car violently and driving off to a secluded location. The woman escaped by throwing herself out of the moving vehicle. The man returned later with a […]

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Time to Trot Out the Fishnets and Put on a Show

A pair of tartan-patterned pole dance pumps, a tiny pleated schoolgirl skirt and a leather merry widow — they emerged one by one from a nondescript cardboard carton, the raffish trappings of the sex trade. “I wonder what kind of mark this would leave?” Nelson Santos, the acting director of curatorial programs at the Leslie-Lohman […]

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She Says She Was Epstein’s ‘Victim-1.’ Now She’s Suing His Estate.

A woman who said she was “Victim-1” in the federal indictment against the financier Jeffrey Epstein sued the executors of his estate on Wednesday, saying he had abused her for three years starting when she was about 14 and struggling financially. In the lawsuit, the woman, who called herself Jane Doe, offered a graphic account […]

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Epstein’s Victims Just Lost Their Battle to Get the Government to Pay for His Cushy Plea Deal

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers were just dealt another setback — this time from the federal government. Epstein’s alleged victims had hoped to win compensation from the federal government, arguing their rights were violated by a cushy plea agreement in 2007 that allowed the convicted pedophile to avoid serious consequences for allegations of child sex trafficking. But […]

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Before Arrest, Jeffrey Epstein Was Seen With Girls Exiting His Jet

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in July on sex-trafficking charges, federal authorities were looking into an allegation that he was seen as recently as November exiting his private jet in the United States Virgin Islands with girls who appeared to be underage, newly released documents show. The documents also show that the United States Marshals Service […]

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Thousands More Jeffrey Epsteins Are Still Out There

Jeffrey Epstein got away for years with raping underage girls, and the public is properly outraged that powerful people seemed to shrug and let him off easy. But the problem isn’t one tycoon but many tens of thousands of men who pay for sex with underage girls across the country. And society as a whole […]

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Jeffrey Epstein: Over 1,000 People Connected to Him in Address Book

A trove of sealed court records names hundreds of people who are connected to Jeffrey Epstein, and one unnamed man has already asked a judge not to release his name or the names of others accused in the documents of wrongdoing, arguing it could unfairly damage their reputations. The anonymous motion seeking to keep the […]

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How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Haley Robson was a 16-year-old South Florida high school student when an acquaintance from school approached her at a local pool with an intriguing offer: Did she want to make extra money giving massages to a billionaire in Palm […]

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On Epstein’s ‘Little St. Jeff’s’ Island, a Hideaway Where Money Bought Influence

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Jeffrey Epstein once described the United States Virgin Islands as “my favorite place to be.” When he was there, Mr. Epstein had a knack for getting his way, according to public records and interviews with residents and local officials. Mr. Epstein, the accused sex trafficker who committed suicide in a […]

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Denied a Trial, Epstein’s Victims Vent Fury at Hearing

Several women who said they had been sexually exploited by Jeffrey Epstein spoke of their anger and frustration at an unusual hearing in Manhattan on Tuesday during which a federal judge formally dismissed the charges against the financier after his suicide. Denied a trial, Mr. Epstein’s accusers were given a platform by Judge Richard M. […]

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Cipriani Chef Found Dead May Have Been Drugged in Robbery Scheme

Police officers summoned to Room 15 at the Kamway Lodge in Queens last week were met at the door by the odor of a dead body and burning incense. Inside the room, they found Andrea Zamperoni, a missing chef, wrapped in bed linens and stuffed in a trash can with one foot protruding, according to […]

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Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

The warden and the head of the federal Bureau of Prisons have been reassigned. Two employees accused of sleeping on the job and falsifying records have been placed on administrative leave. Now, roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell have been subpoenaed as the criminal […]

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2 Days Before He Killed Himself, Epstein Signed His Will

ST. THOMAS, V.I. — Less than 48 hours before Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself, he was preparing for death: He had just signed his will, according to court documents filed on Monday in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Epstein was found early on Saturday, Aug. 10, after he had ended his life with a bedsheet he had […]

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Director of M.I.T. Media Lab Apologizes for Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of The New York Times Company’s board, apologized Thursday for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier whom federal prosecutors in New York charged with sex trafficking before his apparent suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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Warden and Two Guards at Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died Are Removed

The warden of the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself was temporarily reassigned on Tuesday, and two correctional officers who were guarding him were placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death, the Justice Department said. The warden, Lamine N’Diaye, will be temporarily assigned to the […]

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Why the Jeffrey Epstein Investigation Is Not Over

Jeffrey Epstein is dead. But the criminal investigation that led to the sex-trafficking charges against him is not. Federal prosecutors and F.B.I. agents who built the case against Mr. Epstein will turn their attention to people whom his accusers have said participated in a scheme that dates back more than a decade and involved the […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead. His Victims Still Deserve Justice.

Editors’ note: Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself on Saturday in a Manhattan jail, according to corrections officials. This editorial was originally published in early July, and while Mr. Epstein will never face trial, the investigations into his crimes and those of others must continue. On Friday, thousands of pages of documents were released offering more details […]

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