Epstein case spotlights why it's so hard to prosecute sex crimes
CNN - Top Stories par Anonymous on 16/07/2019 am31 00:55:00
Proceedings in the Jeffrey Epstein case reconvened on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom, where a judge announced that he will decide on Thursday whether the financier, indicted for allegedly running a sex trafficking ring, should be released on bond or remain in jail pending the outcome of the case. Federal prosecutors have alleged that Epstein has tampered with potential witnesses, wiring large sums of money to two individuals close to him during the relevant time period. (Epstein maintains his innocence regarding the latest charges.) Not surprisingly, the case has captured the zeitgeist of the #MeToo era; it is an object lesson in how money can buy silence and how sexual abusers can be protected by those with great power.