High Profile Suicide Leads to More Question
August 27, 2019
Following the recent death of well-known American financer, and convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, conspiracies and confusion were left in his wake. Epstein was known before his suicide for trafficking and using women as prostitutes. Up to three dozen women came forward about Epstein making unwanted sexual advances on them and he was forced to pay his restitution. Aside from his sex trafficking charges, the police also had reason to charge him with unlawful sexual acts with a fourteen-year old Florida student. Her parents came forward, stating that Epstein molested their daughter while she was at his mansion. This young lady was there to give Epstein a massage in exchange for a reward.
In June 2008, Epstein was imprisoned for the first time, and was charged with two counts of prostitution, one with a minor. This time, Epstein was sentenced to 18 months, and was allowed to go home several days a week on work release. The most recent time Epstein was taken to prison was in early July of 2019. The charge was of sex trafficking minors, in which he was arrested after a flight to New York on July 6th, 2019.
On July 23, 2019, Epstein was found in his cell with bruises around his neck. It was suspected that Epstein inflicted these injuries on himself, so shortly after the incident he was placed on suicide watch.
On August 10, 2019, Epstein’s cellmate was moved out of his cell. The reason for this transfer is yet to be known. The guards and officers at the prison were told to check on him every thirty minutes. On the day of Epstein’s suicide, they left him alone for what is believed to have been up to three hours longer than they should have. On the morning of August 10, Jeffrey Edward Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. Epstein attached a bed sheet to the top bunk. As soon as the prison staff found Epstein, he was rushed to the hospital, at this point he was confirmed dead.
Epstein’s death was not ruled a suicide until further investigation was pursued. After even more in-depth examination of the case, specific information is officially being released. Once the investigators released the statement that Epstein had committed suicide, President Donald Trump spoke out on the situation. President Trump stated, “I want a full investigation, that’s what I’m absolutely demanding”.
The prison warden has been reassigned as the FBI continues to surface new evidence. Further information has been released, stating Epstein wrote a will two days before his suicide. This will included his multi-million-dollar home and 57 million dollars cash. His brother was the only person listed on his will. The primary concern regarding Epstein’s suicide is the victims, and how justice will be served to them. These women are not letting Epstein off for the lawsuit, even now, after his alleged suicide. Many of the women are speaking out and requesting restitution and filing civil claims against Epstein’s estate. The investigation is continuing to be pursue and the FBI is looking into possible co-conspirators that may have helped Epstein. If any of the co-conspirators are uncovered, they will face the same charges that were against Epstein.