Jeffrey Epstein likes making gobs of money, spending it on treats like a private Caribbean island and his own fortress, and having sex with underage girls. But just a week after he completed his sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution, Epstein is being investigated by the Department of Justice for child sex trafficking. And his friend and modeling scout Jean Luc Brunel may have been using his agency to procure young girls from Eastern Europe. A modeling agency as a front to traffic young girls from Eastern Europe? Cliche, yes. But in this case, possibly true.
Epstein has been accused of having sexual contact with hundreds of young teen girls over the past several years. He has settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought against him by underage girls he molested, often in the context of receiving a “massage.” For years Epstein employed at least four staff members who, as part of their daily duties, were in charge of finding young girls to give him 2-3 massages a day. But these massage often had very unhappy endings for the girls involved. Additionally, when police raided his Manhattan penthouse, they found it decorated with large nude photos of very young girls. He’s even been accused of procuring a 14-year-old as his personal sex slave.
But even more disturbing than Epstein’s pedophilia is the relationship that Epstein and modeling mogul Jean Luc Brunel (who also has a laundry list of molestation allegations against him) may have built around the sex trafficking of young girls from Europe to the U.S. When Brunel was setting up his agency, MC2, Epstein sent him $1 million bucks to get him on his feet. Now, Brunel flies to Europe to recruit young models (many of which are under 17) and bring them back to the U.S. on Epstein’s private jet. Clients have testified that the girls are generally very young and speak little English. So far it’s unclear as to whether these girls were forced into commercial prostitution, or whether they were used by Epstein and Brunel as private “masseuses.” Either way, using a modeling agency to lure a underage girls across an ocean for sex is human trafficking.
Epstein and Brunel may be human traffickers. They may just be wealthy pedophiles with a private jet and a modeling agency. But either way, they have between them molested hundreds of young girls and gotten off with a tickle of the wrist and a sly wink. For example, despite a myriad of charges against him, Epstein plead guilty to only two minor charges and served only a 13-month sentence with a year of probation. But during his “sentence” he went into the office every day, and during his “probation” he traveled frequently to his private island in the Virgin Islands.
A man who raped a 13-year-old and made $40,000 a year would have served real jail time and be living with his crime for the next ten years at least. But because he’s rich, Epstein gets trips to his private island while his victims get nothing.