Why didn’t the SNDY charge Jeffrey Epstein under the Mann Act? Under the Mann Act, it’s unlawful to transport an underage girl through interstate travel, including on an airplane.
In a widely-publicized press conference the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced sex trafficking charges against Jeff Epstein. Epstein was charged for paying minors for massages from 2002 to 2005. Yet what was more newsworthy was the what the indictment left out.
- Jeff Epstein traveled internationally with foreign dignitaries ranging from Prince Andrew to Bill Clinton.
- Epstein kept a private island where he would bring guests to molest underage girls.
- Epstein maintained files on men who slept with underage women.
The indictment against Epstein does not charge anyone except Epstein, and there’s nothing to indicate that anyone who flew to Epstein’s private island has faced scrutiny.
The SDNY’s actions have all of the telltale signs of “containment.”
Because the Miami Herald and Cernovich won a civil lawsuit, leading to over 2,000 records being unsealed, it’s simply impossible for the same Feds who gave Epstein a pass years ago to continue to cover up.
The SDNY could have charged Epstein in 2002, 2003, 2004, or at anytime until today. Yet they did not file charges until the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that previously sealed records involving Jeff Epstein would become public record.
Thus they are charging him without implicating anyone else who assisted with his operation.
The indictment was a major disappointment, so we will be redoubling our efforts to ensure that no one who worked with Epstein escapes justice.