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The Bobster
07-17-2019, 04:08 PM

Jeffrey Epstein’s porn stash flourished thanks to NYPD: lawyer
By Reuven Fenton and Kate Sheehy
July 16, 2019 | 2:22pm | Updated July 16, 2019 | 2:56pm

A lawyer for one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers ripped the NYPD on Tuesday for failing to monitor the Level 3 sex offender — and said the department’s flub may have contributed to his sick porn stash.

“I’m really, really surprised that the NYPD let him get away with this, knowing he’s a level 3 sex offender,’’ said lawyer Brad Edwards — referring to the debacle exclusively reported in The Post in which the police department failed to follow up on a court order requiring Epstein to report in every 90 days.

Asked what effect the NYPD’s botched actions might have caused, the lawyer responded by noting the massive trove of porn — including some allegedly involving children — in the multimillionaire pedophile’s Upper East Side home.

“For one, I doubt that he would have been keeping these pornographic trophies, which is what it seems to be, of thousands of photos of young women in his home if somebody was checking on him and he felt there was some sort of scrutiny and accountability of being a registered sex offender,’’ Edwards said.

The lawyer added that for Epstein, “Sex was his full-time job.”

“One of the questions I’ve received many, many times is what Jeffrey Epstein actually did on a daily basis. What I’m telling you is, what he did on a daily basis is engage in these types of sex acts with young adults and children,’’ Edwards said.

“I’m also telling you that his employees’ sole responsibility was to accumulate as many of these people for those sexual perversions as they possibly could. That’s what he did.

“What he did to make his money, I don’t know. What he did legitimately outside of engaging in these sexual misdeeds, I don’t know — nor do any of the witnesses that we have ever deposed.”

The NYPD insisted to The Post in a statement, “Jeffrey Epstein was never in violation of the judge’s order as he legally changed his residency and was monitored in his new jurisdiction in compliance with” the law.

But a judge already considered the residency argument by Epstein’s lawyer in 2011 — and rejected it, ruling that the pedophile would still have to adhere to the requirements for Level 3 sex offenders, considered the worst and most at risk of repeating their crimes, while in New York state.

The Bobster
07-19-2019, 02:28 PM

Letting Jeffrey Epstein loose could lead to new victims: judge
By Andrew Denney, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding
July 18, 2019 | 10:35pm

Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t just pose a huge risk of jumping bail — he also has “uncontrollable” urges that make him a serious danger to underage girls and young women, a judge said Thursday.

During a brief hearing in Manhattan federal court, the multimillionaire financier and convicted pedophile was denied his request to be released on bail with confinement to his $77 million Upper East Side mansion while he awaits trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

Judge Richard Berman later issued a written ruling in which he said letting Epstein loose could create “new victims” because Epstein’s perverted sexual appetite “is not likely to have abated or been successfully suppressed.”

“Mr. Epstein’s alleged excessive attraction to sexual conduct with or in the presence of minor girls — which is said to include his soliciting and receiving massages from young girls and young women perhaps as many as four times a day — appears to be uncontrollable,” Berman wrote.

Earlier, Epstein — who’s been jailed since his July 6 arrest — kept his hands folded on the table in front of him and showed no emotion as Berman denied his bail request and summarized the reasons for his decision.

Berman noted the “compelling testimony” at a Monday hearing by accusers Annie Farmer and Courtney Wild, the latter of whom called Epstein “a scary person to have walking the streets.” Neither woman was in court Thursday.

Berman also cited “evidence of intimidation and threats, and compensation paid to potential witnesses,” as well as questions about whether Epstein “has been compliant in legal obligations as a registered sex offender.”

During Monday’s hearing, the judge noted a front-page, July 11 Post report that Epstein never checked in with the NYPD, despite a 2011 order by Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz requiring him to do so every 90 days.

In his written ruling, Berman said he’d also read a report in Wednesday’s Post which quoted a lawyer for several accusers who alleged that Epstein had sex with young women while on work release from a Florida jail.

Epstein’s defense lawyers declined to comment following the court hearing.

Prosecutors argued that Epstein posed an “extreme” risk of flight, citing his immense wealth, which they said included “piles of cash” and “dozens of diamonds” stashed in a locked safe in his townhouse.

The feds also said they found a trove of photos of young women in the safe, as well as a passport that bore Epstein’s image but a different name and listed his address as in Saudi Arabia.

Epstein was indicted in the wake of an award-winning series of stories last year by the Miami Herald that revealed how he scored a sweetheart plea bargain in 2008 following similar allegations in Florida.