Jeffrey Epstein, Sex Offender: 'Underage Girls Are Like Bagels,' or Something
Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire New York financier who just finished a trip to jail for sleeping with underage girls, is already laughing about it. "I'm not a sexual predator, I'm an 'offender,'" he clarified to the New York Post, with a handy little metaphor in tow. "It's the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel." A judge doesn't really see it that way!
The Post reports that just last month, Epstein was named a Level 3 offender by a New York court, meaning that he's at "high risk" to offend again and poses "a threat to public safety."
Still, he's having none of the attempts to hold him down:
"The crime that was supposedly committed in Florida is not a crime in New York," he said.
Epstein served 13 months of an 18-month sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.
In court papers, the victim was identified as a 14-year-old girl.
That's in addition to allegations that he often found "girls as young as 14 and paid them $200 to $1,000 for sexual massages in his homes in Palm Beach, Fla., and Manhattan." Not to mention "three 12-year-old girls from France" he received "as a 'birthday gift.'"
Because he's a billionaire, Epstein struck a deal, copped a plea in Florida, and is now out and about again. Something tells us he'll be back on the cover of the New York Post in no time.