Trump and the convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein have been friends for many years
The death of Jeffrey Epstein, the US financier accused of sexual abuse, child trafficking and apparently found suicidal in prison yesterday raises many doubts and many wonder what he could have said if he had remained alive.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, asked himself. “What so many of us would like to know is, what did he know?” “How many other millionaires and billionaires, he continued, were part of the illegal activities in which he was engaged?”
Well, the mayor continued, that information did not die with Jeffrey Epstein. They must be investigated. Epstein, 66, pleaded not guilty last month against allegations of prostitution and conspiracy exploitation.
His death occurred after the release of documents that revealed new charges against him, but also against many of the high-profile personalities associated with him. He was left alone in the cell without supervision or anyone watching him in the hours before the suicide, according to the New York Times, citing an anonymous source of the prison administration.
The detainee should have been checked by the prison officers at least once every 30 minutes, but the procedure would not have been followed the night before the suicide.
The former Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where Epstein was held, is considered a very secure facility but last month there had already been a worrying sign. Epstein had been found in a cell with neck injuries in an apparent suicide attempt and taken to hospital.
It is not clear if the financier had been placed in a specific program for people at risk of suicide. Epstein had charges of having paid girls under the age of 18 to make sexual acts in his Manhattan and Florida homes between 2002 and 2015. He was also accused of having paid potentials witnesses. He risked 45 years in prison.
Epstein had dealings with many high-profile personalities, including US President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew of Great Britain. However, Trump said last month that he had not been in a relationship for fifteen years and was not “a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.”
Even though Epstein’s death has been ruled as suicide many including Donald Trump, don’t believe the man took his life. Shortly after his death, the American president took to Twitter accusing the Clinton family of responsible for the death of the millionaire.
Joel Savage, © 2019
Joel Savage is a Ghanaian-Belgian journalist and author. The accredited press-card holder of the Flemish Journalists Association once contributed regularly to the features column of the Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Ghanaian Times and the Weekly Spectator. The writer currently lives in Belgium.,Author column: JoelSavage