Now four more Jeffrey Epstein aides face questions after Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction… as US prosecutors come under pressure to put other women suspected of sex trafficking for the paedophile on trial
Prosecutors in the US are under pressure to put other women suspected of sex trafficking for Jeffrey Epstein on trial after Maxwell’s conviction.
After he committed suicide in jail in 2019, the authorities turned their attention to others named by his victims, starting with Maxwell.
Now four women previously granted immunity from prosecution face an uncertain future. They are:
If there was one person mentioned almost as much as Maxwell and Epstein during the trial, it was Sarah Kellen. She was their personal assistant and has been dubbed Epstein’s ‘lieutenant’ for allegedly recruiting and booking girls for ‘massages’.
Carolyn, one of the victims, said that for the first year or two Maxwell called her to schedule massages for Epstein, which began when she was 14. After that it was Miss Kellen who called her.
Sarah Ransome, another victim, told The New York Times that ‘it was Ghislaine and Sarah Kellen that showed me how to please Jeffrey’. Now 42, she is married to a racing driver and is an interior designer going by the name Sarah Kensington. Last year, she said: ‘I’ve been made out to be such a monster, but it’s not true. I was raped and abused weekly.’
Ghislaine Maxwell (left) and Sarah Kellen. Ms Kellen was Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell’s their personal assistant and has been dubbed Epstein’s ‘lieutenant’ for allegedly recruiting and booking girls for ‘massages’
A Polish former model for the Elite agency, Miss Ross allegedly helped to organise Epstein’s massages.
She moved to the US in 2002 and worked at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, and flew frequently on his private jet, including with Bill Clinton.
She worked for Epstein until his first arrest in 2007. During a civil deposition in 2010 she was asked: ‘Has Prince Andrew ever been involved with underage minor females to your knowledge? Have you ever met (him)? Have you flown on (Epstein’s) plane with Andrew?’ She declined to answer.
Now 38, she is an accountant and lives with her second husband in a run-down £217,000 home.
Pictured: Jeffrey Epstein and Adriana Ross in new York in 2005. Miss Ross allegedly helped to organise Epstein’s massages
According to police documents from the 2005 inquiry in Palm Beach, Epstein once bragged she was his ‘sex slave’ he had bought from her family in the former Yugoslavia when she was 15.
Miss Marcinkova is alleged to have taken part in sexual encounters with underage girls. She visited him 67 times in prison while he was serving 13 months in jail in 2008 for having sex with girls.
She is now 36 and is a pilot who goes by the name ‘Global Girl’, offering flying lessons. Her lawyers say she was a victim and not an abuser or a recruiter.
Nadia Marcinkova (pictured) is alleged to have taken part in sexual encounters with underage girls
Lesley Groff (pictured) is a former trusted assistant to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
She is said to have been Epstein’s executive assistant for 20 years and boasted in an interview in 2005 that she had such a tight bond with him that ‘I know what he is thinking’. Epstein’s victims have described her as one of his schedulers based at his £55million New York home.
One, Jennifer Araoz, claims she was 14 when Epstein began abusing and raping her, and that Miss Groff was the chief scheduler of her ‘massages’.
Miss Groff, now 55, lives in a £2million house in Connecticut with her husband and children. Her lawyers said she had been under investigation by prosecutors for the last two years but has been told they have no plans to charge her.