Epstein victims sue FBI, allege failure to investigate sex trafficking followed by a coverup

A dozen of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have sued the FBI over its “repeated and continued failures, delays and inactions” as it pertains to Epstein’s eventual, though quite late, indictment.

“For over two decades, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (hereinafter ‘FBI’) permitted Jeffrey Epstein to sex traffic and sexually abuse scores of children and young women by failing to do the job the American people expected of it and that the FBI’s own rules and regulations required: investigate the reports, tips, and evidence it had of rampant sexual abuse and sex trafficking by Epstein and protect the young women and children who fell victim to him,” the lawsuit reads.

“Jeffrey Epstein’s penchant for teenage girls was an open secret in the high society of Palm Beach, Florida and the Upper East Side of Manhattan which was disregarded by the FBI. Epstein orchestrated an illegal sex trafficking ring for the elite and the FBI failed to adequately investigate the abuse, failed to interview the victims, failed to investigate the crimes and did not follow routine procedure or offer victim assistance notwithstanding credible reports and tips,” the lawsuit continues.

The victims are reportedly seeking unspecified damages in addition to the un-redacting of the FBI’s Epstein documents.

“The filing of this lawsuit is the first step to getting to the bottom of what we have recently learned – that for years the FBI negligently failed to act on clear evidence that Jeffrey Epstein was operating a vast sex abuse operation and sex trafficking ring, as alleged,” Jennifer Plotkin and Nathan Werksman, attorneys for the victims, said in a statement. “That failure resulted in incalculable harm to our clients.”

The lawsuit claims that the FBI was first alerted to the wicked actions of Epstein and his madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, way back in 2016, but that the agency “hung up” on the victim and ignored her allegations.

“Between 1996 and 2005, the FBI continued to receive direct reports, complaints and tips concerning the illegal sex trafficking of women and underage minors, sex abuse and human rights violations committed by Jeffrey Epstein and associates,” the lawsuit continues. “In response, the FBI failed to act upon and investigate the complaints and tips and failed to comply with protocol and guidelines notwithstanding credible reports of solicitation of child prostitution and sex trafficking.”

The lawsuit further states that the agency also failed to investigate when Epstein sought travel documents for his victims.

In March 2005, for example, the Palm Beach Police Department reportedly received a report about a girl being brought to Epstein’s home for an inappropriate massage. The police subsequently alerted the FBI to the case, but the agency did nothing about it until over a year later.

“During the FBI investigation, the FBI was complicit in permitting Epstein and coconspirators to continue to victimize Jane Does 1-12 and other young women,” the lawsuit reads. “The FBI had photographs, videos and interviews and hard evidence of child prostitution and failed to timely investigate and arrest Epstein in deviation from the FBI protocols.”

The lawsuit also states that JP Morgan Chase contacted the feds on “numerous occasions” between 2006 and 2008 with concerns that Epstein was partaking in child prostitution and had paid out over $1.1 million to various women and girls.

“The FBI was aware of the hard cash flowing out of Epstein’s accounts in transactions related to human trafficking yet concealed the reports and did not investigate the crimes until the recent lawsuit filed by the U.S. Virgin Islands against JP Morgan Chase,” the lawsuit reads.

In 2008, Epstein was finally arrested, was reportedly forced to serve 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to prostitution charges, and was forced to register as a sex offender.

“The FBI delayed, procrastinated and waited three years to arrest Epstein for child prostitution all the while Epstein’s sex trafficking operation continued to operate as underage girls and young women were sexually abused such as the Plaintiffs herein,” the lawsuit reads.

But even after this plea deal, the FBI continued to receive tips and reports but, predictably, refused to act on them.

“From 2009 until 2019, the FBI was complicit in permitting the ongoing sex trafficking of minors, rape and sexual abuse of girls and young women which occurred between New York, Palm Beach and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and many other locations,” the lawsuit said.

Only in 2019 was Epstein finally indicted on federal charges of running a sick, underage sex-trafficking ring.

Vivek Saxena


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