Former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter revealed during an interview with NBC News' Dateline that convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was always one step ahead of investigators. He suggested that the disgraced financier had a mole within the force that helped him evade Palm Beach police who began investigating his alleged sex trafficking in 2005.
The Miami Herald reports that Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring was also supported by a network of helpers from professions, such as hairdressers, immigration lawyers, dentists, and psychiatrists. Epstein also reportedly had connections to doctors that screened his victims for sexually transmitted diseases and prescribed them birth control.
Sarah Ransome, who sued Epstein and his then-partner, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, in 2017 for trafficking in a lawsuit that was settled out of court, claims that nobody in Epstein's vast network did anything to help the victims.
"Not one person helped us. Everyone around us had to know, because we looked so broken. But no one did anything.''
"He would find out they have no home, no car, that they need a place to live, and he would provide a place to live. He can get you to the best doctors. Sometimes he would do that and sometimes he wouldn't do that, but the promise was real because as soon as you walk into his house and see there are legitimate cooks, chefs, and assistants, everybody catering to him — it gives this air of legitimacy.