Remember what I always say about the wheels grinding slow, but surpassing fine?
Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier, was arrested in New York on Saturday evening on sex trafficking charges, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
A law enforcement official said Epstein would be charged with trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex.
“Jeffrey Epstein has evaded justice for too long – this child rapist belongs in prison and should not be allowed to post bail and hurt more girls,” said Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee.
A 2008 deal ended a federal investigation that could have landed Epstein, now 66, in prison for life. Instead, he was allowed to plead guilty to lesser state charges that resulted in a 13-month jail sentence and required financial settlements to dozens of his victims. He also had to register as a sex offender.
Insty says Epstein might well be facing Arkancide: “HE HAS DIRT ON BILL CLINTON; WHAT’S HIS LIFE EXPECTANCY NOW?” Real justice—TRUE justice—would demand the answer to that question be: very short. Sadly, though, I doubt he’ll get anything like what he deserves. Nor will his wealthy and powerful clients, I’m afraid. But if Epstein ends up doing any time at all in a non-country-club prison, he’s going to find out what the pen-name “Short Eyes” means…and what the price tag for wearing it is.