New Mexico AG wants new sex offender law amid Epstein probe

Lester Mason
July 14, 2019

The office also has been in contact with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, where Epstein was jailed on new federal charges that are similar to those in the 2008 case. He is now being held at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan while awaiting an upcoming bail hearing.

Epstein's lawyers did not return messages seeking comment.

"This route of action, and in reveal its timing, suggests the defendant became as soon as making an are trying to additional affect co-conspirators who might perchance per chance provide recordsdata in opposition to him in light of the one real in the near past re-rising allegations", the prosecutors stated. They did no longer title the two participants that obtained the cash.

Epstein, 66, was arrested on July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, where he had returned on his private plane from Paris.

According to an indictment against him, Epstein arranged for girls under the age of 18 to perform nude "massages" and other sex acts, and paid some girls to recruit others, from at least 2002 to 2005.

Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago, turning it into a massive compound he routinely visited over the years.

They cited his payments to imaginable witnesses and the risk that he would soar as causes to retain him in jail, while describing him as "unrepentant and unreformed".

Residents of South Florida expressed relief that President Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning his post.

"Mr. Acosta now joins the sprawling parade of President Trump's chosen advisors who have left the administration under clouds of scandal and corruption, leaving rudderless and discouraged agencies in their wake".

Epstein was accused of molesting dozens of girls in the early 2000s at his house in Florida and on the Caribbean island, but the charges were mostly dropped in a controversial plea deal reached by USA attorneys in Florida working under Acosta in 2008.

The new charges have brought renewed attention to Epstein.

Earlier on Friday, US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation after public pressure for his role in approving Epstein's 2007 non-prosecution agreement.

Mr Acosta instructed reporters: "I manufacture no longer think it's a ways upright and extremely finest... to bask in Epstein as the point of hobby in residing of the unprecedented economy that we bask in this day".

However he added: "It may per chance per chance per chance per chance even be egocentric for me to defend in this quandary and continue talking about a case that is 12 years weak".

He said that the labor secretary press conference Wednesday "did not play to good reviews", seeing as Acosta did not show a lot of heart or empathy, and refused to apologize to the victims.

The New York Times is now reporting that Epstein allgedly victimized young women as early as the 1970s, when he taught at New York's prestigious Dalton School. Epstein had a social circle that over the years has included Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew.

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