I tirapiedi di Ghislaine: Pressure mounts for Maxwell’s ‘recruiters’ to be brought to justice after the ‘mastermind’ behind Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme is convicted
As convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell prepares to face the rest of her life behind bars, attention has turned toward the her minions who allegedly had a hand in helping her procure underage girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell, 60, who was found guilty of five of six federal charges in her month-long trial on Wednesday, has been described by victims as the ‘mastermind’ behind the late financier’s sex trafficking scheme.
But the British socialite is also said to have had enlisted the help of female employees, schedulers, and assistants to bring in an endless parade of new girls for Epstein over the years.
Sarah Kellen, Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, and Adriana Ross were named as un-indicted co-conspirators in Epstein’s infamous sweetheart deal in 2008.
All four women were generously compensated for working for Epstein, where they made themselves available 24/7 and were ‘indispensable to his personal and business success’, secondo a 2005 New York Times article.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction has raised questions as to whether she will spill the beans on pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s enablers
Maxwell is facing 65 years in jail for recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein after a jury found her guilty on five of six counts. A courtroom sketch shows Maxwell sitting as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in New York
The women have also been accused in victim lawsuits of being Epstein’s ‘recruiters’, sexual partners or friends, but have almost always pleaded the fifth when questioned during depositions.
None of the women have ever been charged with any crimes nor were they called to testify in Maxwell’s four-week trial, which heard sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14.
Brad Edwards, an attorney representing dozens of Epstein victims and who has pursued the pedophile for more than a decade said Maxwell’s conviction has raised questions as to whether she will ‘spill the beans on the other abusers.’
‘Let’s be clear, Ghislaine Maxwell is the top of the pyramid. There are others who should be held accountable but none more dangerous and evil as she,’ Edwards told DailyMail.com.
‘When I heard about Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell 13 tears ago, I decided not to stop until justice was served for all of the victims. Today is another huge step.
‘But it’s not over. Everyone else who played a role knows who they are.’
SARAH KELLEN: GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S ‘LIEUTENANT’ AND RIGHT-HAND WOMAN
Sarah Kellen, 41, has been described in victim lawsuits as Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘lieutenant’ or ‘second in command.’ She is pictured right with Epstein in New York City in 2012
una vittima, identified as ‘Carolyn’ testified in Maxwell’s trial saying she was often called by the British socialite or Kellen to give sexual massages to Epstein. They are pictured together in an undated evidence photo shown in court
Sarah Kellen, 41, who previously went by Sarah Kensington and now as Sarah Vickers, has been dubbed Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘lieutenant’ by Epstein’s victims.
Kellen has been accused in lawsuits of being Maxwell’s ‘second in command’ and even escorting girls up to Epstein’s room.
Kellen is now married to Nascar driver Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington
She is said to have taken down contact information, relayed messages and made travel arrangements for the disgraced couple. Kellen is also alleged to have flown on the pedophile’s ‘Lolita Express’ almost as many times as Maxwell and Epstein.
una vittima, identified as ‘Carolyn’ testified in Maxwell’s trial that she was often called by the British socialite or Kellen to give sexual massages to Epstein.
Epstein victim Sarah Ransome has also spoken out previously saying that ‘it was Ghislaine and Sarah Kellen that showed me how to please Jeffrey’.
Kellen, però, has denied the allegations claiming that she was herself a victim.
She claims Epstein took advantage of her when she began working from him at age 22 after divorcing her first husband and becoming estrange from her family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
When Sarah was targeted by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, lei, like many of their victims, was struggling financially and emotionally,’ her spokesperson told Politico in May.
‘Soon after Sarah was brought into Epstein’s world, he began to sexually and psychologically abuse her – abuse that endured for years.’
Kellen has not admitted to recruiting girls, but did admit to ‘scheduling appointments.
Politico reported that in 2005, police found phone logs, signed by Kellen , with the names of teenagers called to confirm that they were going ‘work’ or ‘had worked.’
Kellen is now married to Nascar driver Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in 2019 the extraordinary steps that Kellen took to reinvent herself and conceal her sordid past.
ADRIANA ROSS: POLISH MODEL WHO HELPED ORGANIZE EPSTEIN’S EROTIC MASSAGES
Jeffrey Epstein and former model Adriana Ross at a New York City party in 2005. Ross was one of several witnesses who were questioned about Epstein’s alleged sex ring
Adriana Ross is a former model from Poland who allegedly helped to organize Epstein’s massages.
Ross moved to Florida in 2002 and worked at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach and flew frequently on his private jet, including with Bill Clinton, according to flight records.
Ross was one of several witnesses questioned in a 2010 civil suit about whether Britain’s Prince Andrew participated in Epstein’s sex ring.
She repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment rights, a silence she has maintained to this day.
Now believed to be in her late 30s, she appears to have assumed a relatively modest life since leaving Epstein’s gilded circle of celebrities, runway models and royalty.
Oggi, she’s employed as an accountant, works long hours and rarely parties, secondo gli amici.
Ross was spotted outside a Catholic church close to her home in Miami in 2019 but broke down in tears and declined to comment when approached by DailyMail.com.
Nel 2017, she and husband Ariel Salazar spent $350,000 on a modest two-bed family home in Miami’s Spring Gardens neighborhood, which they plan on renovating.
NADIA MARCINKOVA: EPSTEIN’S ‘ON-OFF GIRLFRIEND’ WHO ENGAGED IN SEX ACTS
Nadia Marcinkova, 36, is alleged to have taken part in sexual encounters with underage girls and has been described as Epstein’s on-off girlfriend
Marcinkova, is pictured left with fellow Epstein assistant Sarah Kellen. Marcikova has also claimed to be a victim herself saying Epstein had bought from her to the US from former Yugoslavia when she was 15
Nadia Marcinkova, 36, is alleged to have taken part in sexual encounters with underage girls and has been described as Epstein’s on-off girlfriend.
In un Palm County Beach police report, one of Epstein’s victims said he would direct her and Marcinkova to have sex with strap-on dildos and other sex toys. The girl was also allegedly made to watch while Epstein and Marcinkova had sex.
When Epstein was jailed in Florida in 2008, Marcinkova is reported to have visited him in prison more than 50 volte.
però, the woman has also claimed that she is a victim of Epstein herself.
Marcinko’s personal story is disturbing and Epstein once bragged that she was his ‘sex slave’ who he had bought from her family in the former Yugoslavia when she was 15.
She reinvented herself as a pilot who ran a company called Aviloop selling discount flying lessons under the name ‘Global Girl’.
LESLEY GROFF: EPSTEIN’S EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Lesley Groff, 53, is said to have been Epstein’s executive assistant in New York for 20 years and is accused of having coordinated schedules between the pedophile and the various young females used for sex
Lesley Groff, 53, is said to have been Epstein’s executive assistant in New York for 20 years and said in a 2005 interview that she had such a tight bond with him ‘that I know what he is thinking’.
Epstein accuser Sarah Ransome has claimed that she spoke directly to Groff who allegedly emailed her saying the pedophile had requested that she lose weight to maintain her slim figure.
In un separate 2017 causa, filed by an anonymous Jane Doe, it was claimed that Groff was part of a circle of female ‘recruiters’ close to Epstein.
‘Groff coordinated schedules between Epstein and the various young females used for sex; made travel arrangements for the girls; tended to their living needs; and communicated with them in order to maintain their compliance with the rules of behavior imposed upon them by the enterprise,’ the lawsuit said.
Groff’s attorney Michael Bachner has denied the claims, detto: ‘As an executive assistant to Epstein, Lesley worked as part of a professional staff that included in-house attorneys, accountants, an office manager and other office staff.
‘Lesley’s job included making appointments for Mr. Epstein as directed by him, taking his messages, and setting up high-level meetings with CEOs, business executives, scientists, politicians and celebrities.
‘At no time during Lesley’s employment with Epstein did she ever engage in any misconduct.’