A fresh set of unsealed documents related to late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was released on Thursday (local time) and revealed how teenage girls were recruited at his Florida home for massage and work opportunities.
The nineteen documents released focused on how these teenage girls were convinced to go to Epstein’s home and coaxed to bring their friends for work and additional payment, NBC News reported.
One woman, who was 16 or 17 at the time, recounted her lack of massage experience and the absence of any expectation of sexual activity, only to have Epstein remove her clothes without consent during their first meeting.
According to the deposition of a woman whose name remains redacted, late former Palm Beach police detective Joseph Recarey stated that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence, played a significant role in seeking out young girls for Epstein.
Recarey interviewed around 33 women, most of whom were under 18 and lacked any massage experience. He revealed that victims were often asked to bring friends to Epstein’s home, with some complying.
“Each of the victims that went to the home was asked to bring their friends to the home. Some complied and some didn’t,” Recarey was quoted by NBC News as saying.