Ex-FBI Official: Jeffrey Epstein Facing 'Dozens' More Child Trafficking Charges
Former Assistant FBI Director Chris Swecker says current charges merely a 'placeholder'
A former top FBI official has revealed that the current federal indictments for child sex trafficking against elite pedophile Jeffrey Epstein are likely just a "placeholder," with "dozens" more charges to follow.
Ex-Assistant FBI Director Chris Swecker said Monday that he expects a much larger "superseding" indictment against Epstein to be forthcoming.
On Monday morning, an indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed against the billionaire financier, Clinton donor, and registered sex offender.
The 66-year-old wealthy hedge fund manager was arrested on Saturday in New Jersey and appeared in court in New York on Monday.
Prosecutors allege Epstein preyed on "dozens" of victims as young as 14, allegedly operating a "vast network" from 2002 "up to and including" at least 2005.
The two-count indictment brought against Epstein was done to get him "off the street" as fast as possible, according to Swecker.
"I think a decision was made that this conduct was ongoing, perhaps," he explains.
According to Fox News, Epstein, who once counted former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew as friends, was arrested Saturday after his private jet touched down from France.
Court documents obtained by Fox News in 2016 showed that Clinton took at least 26 trips flying aboard Epstein's private jet, known as the "Lolita Express," and apparently ditched his Secret Service detail on some of the excursions.
Former Assistant FBI Director Chris Swecker said on "America's Newsroom" that he believes the current investigation is a "redo" of a previous probe that ended with Epstein receiving the "deal of the century."
Epstein’s plea deal, in which he was sentenced to 13 months in jail, was overseen by former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, who is now Trump’s labor secretary.
"That plea deal should never have happened," he said.
"This is a zero-tolerance crime now and it should have been a zero-tolerance crime back then."
He emphasized that the Southern District of New York's public corruption unit is handling the Epstein case, probably because he is alleged to have provided underage girls to "pretty high-profile individuals."
"That would involve, by definition, public corruption if the charges were suppressed for that reason," said Swecker.
The once-secret deal, exposed in a series of reports in The Miami Herald, has been challenged in federal court.
A judge ruled earlier this year that Epstein's victims should have been consulted under federal law, and he is now weighing whether to invalidate the agreement.