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Whats new with the Jeffery Epstein situation
Epstein posing for a picture in his home
Epstein posing for a picture in his home

Jeffrey Epstein was a financier and convicted sex offender who died in jail in 2019. He was arrested for allegations of sexual abuse on his private island where the billionaire and those closest to him would have sexual relations with underage girls.

Jeffrey Epstein’s case gained attention due to investigations revealing a network of influential individuals connected to Epstein, including politicians, celebrities, and many successful businessmen. Some of the more famous of Epstein’s friends he had on his island were Michael Jackson, former president Bill Clinton, and Leonardo DiCaprio This has renewed scrutiny of how such a prolific offender operated for years without facing substantial consequences.

Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell

One key development is the girlfriend of Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell, who is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in Epstein’s crimes. Maxwell in the late 90s and early 2000s lured and recruited over 170 underage girls to the Island where they were forced to give sexual massages and be abused by his associates.   

Another key development is the connection that Queen Elizabeth’s son Prince Andrew reportedly spent multiple weeks on Epstein Island. Andrew had a close relationship with Epstein’s partner Ghislaine Maxwell, who introduced him to Epstein. The connection between the two caused Buckingham Palace to suspend him from his public duties permanently. Andrew also resigned from his position as chancellor of the University of Huddersfield

Epstein’s Estate which is now worth about 105 million dollars

Many survivors of Epstein’s abuse have come forward to share their stories over the past couple of months. One victim of Epstein reported that “Epstein brought her to St. Thomas and raped her in his office there. He also trapped me in his bedroom on the island where he had a gun strapped to his bedpost. I couldn’t leave. The only means of getting off the island was either a helicopter or a boat.”

Epstein’s death in jail was ruled a suicide and has created many conspiracy theories. The whole situation has prompted calls for prison reform and increased regulation of powerful people in society to prevent more dangerous people like Jeffery Epstein from being able to hide their crimes.

More revelations are likely to come, and considering the list of names that have visited Epstein’s island, there are likely several high profile people nervous.

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Ryan Doolin
Ryan Doolin, Staff Reporter
Hello My name is Ryan and I'm a Junior at Sutton High. I play for the football team and the baseball team. I also enjoy going out with my friends and playing sports. I'm very excited to be able to be a writer on the Sutton high news web page and look forward to reporting around the school.

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