Portrait of American financier Jeffrey Epstein (left) and real estate developer Donald Trump as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
If New York financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan cell early Saturday morning, was worried that he was about to be arrested on new federal charges of having sex with minors, he didn’t really show it.
Leading up to his federal indictment on sex trafficking of underage girls, Epstein had casually brushed off reports about a growing list of victims, a myriad of civil lawsuits and a new federal interest in holding him accountable for the depraved allegations that put him in jail back in 2008.
He told the New York Post in 2011, “I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender.’ It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.”
Later, he explained to a publicist that he had sex with “with ‘tweens and teens,” according to the New York Times, but rejected the media characterization of him as a “pedophile” who lusted after children.
Read the entire story at ‘Jeffrey Epstein: How he maintained Wall Street connections‘