Did Jeffrey Epstein force his young victims into arranged marriages?
The scope & breadth of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse horrors have sunken to new depths, with the latest lawsuit now aimed at the financiers of his estate. Authorities in the Virgin Islands are now presenting allegations detailing how young victims who didn’t speak English became Epstein’s primary focus. According to the lawsuit, Epstein’s financiers played a big role. Let’s take a look at the details.
What’s happening now?
Financiers of Jeffrey Epstein’s multi-million dollar estate are being accused of enabling & facilitating Jeffrey Epstein’s coercion of young victims into non-consensual sex. In a civil complaint filed by the U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, estate co-executors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn oversaw the securing of Epstein’s young victims’ immigration to the United States.
For decades, Epstein led a sex-trafficking ring from his two private islands Little St. James and Great St. James, luring victims as young as eleven into his grasp under false promises. According to George, new victims were flown out as recently as 2019. In fact, his harem was so large he needed a computer database to keep track of them.
George continued that Jeffrey Epstein was known for preferring women who didn’t speak English because “they spoke less”. Several of Epstein’s victims came forward in the suit, recounting experiences of being forced into sex with him and his guests. One recounting also included observations of large numbers of non-English speaking girls and young women in frequent close proximity to Epstein.
In one chilling detail of the suit, Epstein and his business partners had flown out one particularly young victim to one of his private islands dozens of times between 2004 & 2017.
Jeffrey Epstein’s young victim ended up bound to him in another way entirely. “During the latter part of his period, she was forced into an arranged marriage to another victim that was facilitated by Defendant/Co-Executor Indyke to prevent the other victim from being deported,” the complaint continued.
In fact, the suit alleged that Epstein coerced three more victims into arranged marriages. African American females were married to other foreign victims under threat of “reputational and bodily harm” if they did not comply or try to escape. Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn were fully aware of this, and were “captains” in Epstein’s enterprise, the suit implies.
As written in the complaint, “In each instance, Indyke and Kahn knowingly facilitated the fraudulent and coerced marriages, performing and securing the legal and accounting work involved and enabling a fraud that would further bind Epstein’s victims to him and enable Epstein to continue to control and abuse these victims sexually.”
Although pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution with a minor in 2008, Jeffrey Epstein was far from finished seducing young women. He instead turned his focus to Eastern Europe, where immigration status and language barriers made his victims more dependent, isolated, and vulnerable to abuse & manipulation.
Spearheading Epstein companies like “Southern Trust”, the suit alleges Indyke & Kahn were paid handsomely for both recruiting victims to have sex with Epstein and paying them for their silence. The exact amount of their compensation was not included in the complaint.
Indyke & Kahn deny having involvement in any misconduct. Releasing a joint statement through a lawyer, they “categorically reject the allegations of misconduct made for the first time today by the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands regarding their purported roles in the so-called ‘Epstein Enterprise.’”
Instead of being blamed, the statement asked George to grant their requests to life liens on Epstein’s island homes in order to sell them and pay victims for their hardship.
Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in a Manhattan prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on another sex-trafficking lawsuit in New York. His alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, is currently behind bars for lying under oath about her role in Epstein’s ring. She has since pleaded not guilty
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