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Epstein Records Unsealed: After 16 Years Grand Jury Records Made Public


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Back in 2006, a Palm Beach County prosecutor went full-blown character assassination on two innocent young girls.

Both Barry Krischer and the lead prosecutor Lanna Belohlavek painted the 14 year old girls as:

prostitutes, drug addicts, thieves, and liars.

And they made sure to do so in front of a grand jury.

Sounds like a Democrat move.

They really pulled out all the ‘ad hominem attacks’ for that case!

A sickening move that clearly shows they were losing.

After sixteen long years, Judge Luis Delgado decided to unseal these records about this case on Monday.

Miami Herald reports:

A Palm Beach County prosecutor painted two girls molested by Jeffrey Epstein as prostitutes, drug addicts, thieves and liars in front of a grand jury empaneled in 2006 to review the state’s criminal case against sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

Palm Beach County Judge Luis Delgado unsealed the controversial grand jury records on Monday after years of legal action by the Palm Beach Post and other media, including the Miami Herald, CNN and the New York Times. Grand jury records are normally kept under seal to protect the integrity of the case, as well as witnesses. But in the years since the Epstein case was closed in 2008, evidence surfaced that suggested that Epstein and his battery of high-priced attorneys may have exerted political influence to taint the state’s case.

The records have remained under seal for 16 years. Earlier this year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order to release the files by July 1, noting that unsealing them might explain how the wealthy Epstein managed to “engineer an outcome that the average citizen would likely never have been able” to do.

The records contain nearly 200 pages, including the testimony of two girls who were molested by Epstein, the New York financier who abused hundreds of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion between 1996 and 2008. Epstein managed to escape serious charges, in part because the Palm Beach prosecutor at the time, Barry Krischer, elected to charge him with minor prostitution and solicitation rather than bringing a felony sexual assault case.

Both Krischer and the lead prosecutor in the case, Lanna Belohlavek, told Palm Beach police that they didn’t intend to prosecute Epstein because they believed the girls were prostitutes. But Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter and the lead detective, Joe Recarey, both protested the decision, noting that the victims were as young as 14 and that Epstein, who was in his 50s, had used fraud and coercion to lure the girls to his home on the pretense that they would be paid to give him massages.

The records released Monday were transcripts of audio recordings of the testimony given before a grand jury convened in 2006. Although grand juries are normally convened for murder cases, Krischer took the unusual step of presenting the case to a grand jury because he was unwilling to allow Palm Beach police to arrest and file charges against the powerful and politically connected Epstein. The actual audio recordings of the proceeding were not released to the public Monday.

The Miami Herald requested the recordings, but was told that they were not available. The transcripts also seem to be missing key elements that would normally be part of a grand jury proceeding. For example, there is no record that Belohlavek introduced herself to the panel, explained what the case was about or told the jury what they were supposed to do. There’s no closing statement summarizing the case or any documentation of what the grand jury ultimately decided. What is clear is that Belohlavek painted an unsympathetic portrait of the girls, both of whom came from broken families.

One of the girls and her sister had been passed back and forth between parents and were taken to a school for troubled juveniles. The girl ran away several times before meeting a group of older kids, one of whom brought her to Epstein’s mansion. She described for the jury how she was ushered into a large bedroom and instructed to strip down to her underwear. Alone in the room with Epstein, and confused about what was happening, she reluctantly complied. After he molested her, he gave her $200.

“You’re aware that you committed a crime?” Belohlavek asked the girl, who was 14 at the time she met Epstein.

“Now I am. I didn’t know it was a crime when I was doing it,” said the girl.

New documents released:

Here’s some curious events following the release of those documents:

💥Film directors get detained over sex abuse allegations.🧐 💥🔥 💥

Sex trafficking sting in northwest Georgia sees 14 arrested.



 

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