This week, as U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman explained, the news of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest not only shook the world but it also shocked “the conscience” of the U.S.
Epstein is a wealthy financier who has a controversial past that culminated in him being convicted in 2008 of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.
As a result, he served 13 months in “custody with work release,” which received heavy criticism from many.
With a new arrest for sex trafficking of minors in Florida, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman held a press conference to discuss the charges against Epstein, but a tweet from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter is alarming because of what could be uncovered as the case proceeds.
In the press conference, Berman informed that Epstein is charged in a “two-count indictment.” He noted that “the first charge is conspiracy to commit sex trafficking,” and the second charge is the “sex trafficking of underage girls,” and Epstein faces 45 years in jail.
Berman explained that “beginning in at least 2002 and continuing till 2005, Epstein is alleged to have abused dozens of victims by causing them to engage in sex acts with him in his mansion in New York and at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.”
While this information brings up numerous questions, Christine Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi’s daughter, took to twitter to share her thoughts on Epstein’s arrest.
This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats. #WeSaidEnough #MeToo https://t.co/2mvskwQwW1
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 7, 2019
In her comments, she expressed that “this Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice.”
Furthermore, Pelosi noted that “it is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats.”
Though she didn’t mention any names that might be uncovered in connection with Epstein or his case, Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald shared that “quite a few powerful and important” names are likely to come up.
In 2008, Epstein registered as a sex offender, and it’s reported that the Department of Justice is reviewing how Epstein’s 2008 case was handled.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty.