Jeffrey Epstein arranged sexual encounters with an 18-year-old girl while he was serving a jail sentence in Florida, a new lawsuit has claimed.
Fox News obtained court papers showing that a plaintiff identified as Kaitlyn Doe claimed Epstein flew her to West Palm Beach and coerced her into performing sex acts in an office he used in connection to a work-release program as he was serving time following a 2008 plea deal in which he admitted to soliciting prostitution from a minor.
The work-release provision permitted Epstein to be taken by private car to an office for up to 12 hours a day. According to the report, Epstein paid sheriff’s deputies to stand guard outside the office — and the lawsuit alleges that two deputies were present outside the office when Epstein was with the teen girl.
The accuser reportedly said that she flew to West Palm Beach for a job with Epstein’s nonprofit organization, the Florida Science Foundation. But upon her arrival, she claims that Epstein pressured her into performing sex acts.
“Jeffrey Epstein, through his brazen and powerful organization, was quite literally able to commit federal sex trafficking offenses at his work release office, during his jail sentence,” the lawsuit reportedly says.
As reported by the Miami Herald, the accuser said she first met Epstein in New York when she was 17. She was reportedly suffering from an eating disorder at the time, and Epstein allegedly promised to pay for medical treatment.
Epstein died of a reported suicide in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on August 10. He was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges.
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