Epstein Gave Prince Andrew Underage Girls to Rape for 'Blackmail,' Docs Claim
Unsealed court documents revealed child trafficker's motivations
Deceased child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein gave Prince Andrew underage girls to rape so he could use the information to later "blackmail" the British royal, bombshell court documents suggest.
Epstein's former "sex slave" Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, says she was trafficked to Andrew for rape when she was underage and given instructions to gather incriminating evidence on the prince.
Billionaire Epstein trafficked underage girls to the prince as well as other powerful and well-connected figures, court papers released in New York on Thursday allege.
Roberts, who is referred to in court papers as Jane Doe #3, was "forced" to have sexual relations with Andrew, the Duke of York, "when she was a minor."
She alleges she was raped by the duke on three separate occasions - in Ghislaine Maxwell's apartment in London, in New York, and on Epstein's private "Pedophile Island" in the US Virgin Islands.
The court documents say that at least one encounter on "Pedo Island" was part of an orgy with several other under-age girls.
The court papers say Epstein told Roberts "she was to give the Prince whatever he demanded and required [her] to report back to him on the details of the sexual abuse."
Maxwell, Epstein's alleged madam, is said to have "facilitated Prince Andrew's acts of sexual abuse."
She has denied all allegations against her.
Epstein, the billionaire pedophile, was alleged to have sexually trafficked Roberts and others to powerful figures in order to "ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information," court papers state.
These individuals include "numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders."
The newly unsealed court papers contain several bombshell claims, including one in which Andrew "lobbied the US government to help get a sweetheart plea-deal for Epstein" that saw him jailed for just 18 months in 2008.
The allegation is contained within a motion by lawyers for two anonymous Epstein accusers who were trying to get hold of documents which they claim showed Andrew's lobbying efforts.
The motion forms part of a 2015 libel case against Maxwell, Epstein's alleged madam, which have been kept under lock and key until Thursday - when they were released following her arrest on sex trafficking charges.
Lawyers for the pair, Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, wrote: "(They are) seeking documents regarding Epstein's lobbying efforts to persuade the government to give him a favorable plea arrangement, including efforts on his behalf by Prince Andrew and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
"They have alleged these materials are needed to prove their allegations that, after Epstein signed the non-prosecution agreement his performance was delayed while he used his significant social and political connections to lobby the justice department to obtain a more favorable plea deal."
The newly-released documents also contain a transcript of a deposition given by Epstein's main accuser, Virginia Roberts, where she also speaks about the prince's involvement in Epstein's activities.
Asked by her own lawyers in 2011 whether Andrew would have "relevant information" in the case, she answered: "Yes, he would know a lot of the truth.
"I don't know how much he'd be able to help you with, but seeing as he's in a lot of trouble himself these days I think he might, so I think he might be valuable."