Billionaire In Palm Beach Sex Scandal

Investigators: Moneyman Jeffrey Epstein solicited teen masseuses

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Billionaire In Palm Beach Sex Scandal

JULY 26--Prepare to take a shower after reading this remarkably sleazy probable cause affidavit filed in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier who was arrested Sunday for soliciting sex from a masseuse at his Florida mansion.

Beginning in mid-March 2005, Epstein became the target of a sexual battery probe conducted by the Palm Beach Police Department, according to the affidavit, which alleges that Epstein, 53, paid a series of underage girls to engage in sexual activity with him.

Frankly, there are too many dirty details in the affidavit to properly synopsize, but, if investigators are to be believed, Epstein has a thing for teenagers, vibrators, and assorted massage lotions.

Epstein, pictured above, has been indicted on a felony solicitation of prostitution rap. The indictment, which does not allege that the solicited party was a minor, charges that the crime occurred between August 2004 and October 2005. In a statement, Epstein's lawyer dismissed the affidavit's charges as "false accusations."

Jose Alessi, a former houseman, told cops that Epstein would receive three massages daily and that his masseuses were "younger and younger" and "appeared to be sixteen or seventeen years of age at the most." He also reported that following Epstein massages he sometimes had to "wash off a massager/vibrator and a long rubber penis" which had been left in a sink.

Alfredo Rodriguez, a former house manager, told probers that he "knew" Epstein's masseuses were still in high school. Rodriguez also told of having to "wipe down" vibrators and sex toys post-massage and returning them to an armoire near Epstein's bed in his Palm Beach home (pictured at left).

In a 2002 New York magazine profile of Epstein, Donald Trump called the moneyman a "terrific guy" who "likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side." Epstein, who reportedly runs a multibillion-dollar investment fund, travels in his own Boeing 727 (upon which he has transported Bill Clinton to Africa) and owns a 45,000-square-foot mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side. (22 pages)