Why Is The Only One Going To Jail A Woman?
Rich and powerful men who sexually exploited girls in Jeffrey Epstein's international sex trafficking ring seem to have eluded justice.
British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced Tuesday to 20-years in prison for recruiting and grooming young girls as part of an international sex trafficking ring led by her ex-boyfriend, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
This is fitting but also somewhat ironic.
It seems a woman will be the only one who will serve time in a criminal enterprise that may have involved dozens or more men who sexually exploited underage girls.
Why haven’t the feds prosecute any men?
Epstein supposedly committed suicide in jail a month after his indictment in 2019 on federal sex trafficking charges. He was already a convicted pediphile, having scored a shady sweetheart deal in 2008 in Florida on state prostitution charges.
It shouldn’t be that difficult to identify potential suspects.
Epstein’s pilot, Larry Visosk recalled that a number of famous and powerful men were passengers on Epstein’s plane (The Lolita Express), including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Britian’s Prince Andrew, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Chris Tucker, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Senate Majority leader George Mitchell, former astronaut John Glenn, lawyer Robert F Kennedy Jr., etc.
Some of these individuals vacationed at Epstein’s island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, known as Pedophile Island
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said Maxwell’s sentence “sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice.”
But is that really message that is sent when wealthy and powerful men who used Epstein to gain access to underage girls for sexual exploitation are not being held to account.
For her part, Maxell did not accept responsibility and her attorneys say she will file an appeal. In a statement, Maxwell told the victims: “I am sorry for the pain that you’ve experienced. I hope my conviction … brings you closure.” Sorry for the pain?