Four New Suspects Identified as 'Co-Conspirators' in Epstein Sex Trafficking Probe
Investigation finds women accused of supplying young girls for sexual abuse
The investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking operation has uncovered four more alleged co-conspirators, according to reports.
Aside from Epstein's accused "madam," Ghislaine Maxwell, investigators have identified four women they believe acted as accomplices.
The women, Sara Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, and Nadia Marcinkova, are accused of "recruiting" underage girls for Epstein and his "powerful friends" to abuse.
Ms. Kellen, who is accused of taking a leading role in the sex ring and was dubbed Maxwell's "lieutenant" by Epstein's victims, is said to have flown on the deceased pedophile's "lolita express" private jet almost as many times as the disgraced couple, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph.
Kellen and the other three women have previously been accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein to abuse.
One of the suspects is also believed to have been involved in a sexual relationship with the financier.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, all four of the women received salaries and bonuses for their role in the operation.
Sarah Ransome, then 22, identified Ms. Kellen, as well as Ms. Maxwell, as being present and calling her in to Epstein's room before one incident of abuse.
"When Jeffrey wanted me, you know, Sarah Kellen or Ghislaine would call me into his bedroom, and I had no choice but to go," she said.
She said that Kellen and Maxwell would give her sex tips on how to better please Epstein, adding that every girl she brought to the billionaire's island, she knew was there to sexually please the financier.
The four women were given immunity from prosecution in a deal struck between Epstein and the US Attorney for South Florida in a 2008 criminal case, but the arrest of Maxwell last week has now raised the possibility that the FBI could revisit the case.
Responding to the accusations in an earlier statement, Kellen's lawyers admitted that she scheduled appointments for the couple, and was conscious of the "pain and damage Epstein caused."
Another of the women, Marcinkova, said that she was herself a victim of Epstein's perversions at the age of 15 after arriving in the US from Slovakia.
She is then alleged to have started helping the pedophile to find other underage girls.
The investigation into these additional co-conspirators now largely depends on Ms. Maxwell's willingness to try to reduce her sentence, which could be 35 years if she is found guilty.
Christina Oxenberg, a former associate of Maxwell's, told the Telegraph that Ms. Maxwell had "wire-tapped" the lolita express so that she could later use it for leverage if she was arrested.
"She will name names. She's a drowning rat," Oxenberg said.
Maxwell - a friend to billionaires, celebrities, an ex-president, and royalty before her arrest - is facing a six-count federal indictment that could see her jailed for 35 years.
She is accused in four counts of acting as Epstein's madam, hunting down, and "training" young girls for him to abuse in the late 1990s.
Another two counts accuse her of lying about the abuse to a court when she was sued by one of the victims - Virginia Roberts - in 2015.
However, observers and experts believe she is not the state's primary target, and will likely be offered a plea deal to turn on others in Epstein's circle.
Epstein was initially jailed for 18 months in 2008 after being allowed to plead guilty to a single charge of soliciting sex from a child prostitute, despite at one stage facing a 53-page FBI indictment.
As Neon Nettle reported Saturday, Ghislaine Maxwell "has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors," according to a former friend.
Maxwell often boasted of "owning" powerful people, her old friend has revealed.
According to her former confidant, who uses the pseudonym William Steel, Maxwell and Epstein "forced" him to watch video footage of the horrific child abuse in an effort to convince him of their "power."
He claims the clips he saw were of "celebrities" and powerful "world figures" having "threesomes, even orgies" with children.