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Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997
https://www.apnews.com ^ | 8-19-19 | KATIE CAMPIONE and JENNIFER PELTZ

Posted on 08/20/2019 7:22:03 AM PDT by Enterprise

More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Alicia Arden said she never heard back from investigators about her complaint. No charges ever came of it. And to this day she sees it as a glaring missed opportunity to bring the financier to justice long before he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls and women.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliciaarden; detective; epstein; grope; model; report
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Also: "In response to Associated Press inquiries and a public records request, Santa Monica police agreed last week to summarize parts of the detective’s notes to a reporter."

At this point in time, it makes no sense to me to summarize anything. Epstein is deceased, and the report was 22 years ago. The whole of the report should be released. It appears that the detective kissed the incident off.

1 posted on 08/20/2019 7:22:03 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

It was Santa Monica. Why would the police in California care about a groper? Kids in the Entertainment Industry are routinely molested and NO ONE has been arrested. But then it is frequently same-sex molesting and the authorities there haven’t cared about that.


2 posted on 08/20/2019 7:27:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..)
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To: Enterprise

It’s ironic that the only ones who actually got him convicted and registered as a sex offender are the only ones who have been harmed by it.


3 posted on 08/20/2019 7:27:01 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Enterprise
More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life

That's the lead? They mention suicide right at the top of this story about events from 1997?? Boy, they are pushing that "takes his own life" narrative hard.

4 posted on 08/20/2019 7:28:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Enterprise

I’d like to know when the Epstein blackmail circuit started.

I’m pretty sure he was used by the CIA/deep state to blackmail powerful people so they can control them. This is why Barr allowed him to commit suicide (or be murdered).

Epstein’s defense would be that he was working for the CIA and would call as witnesses key CIA agents and directors. An operation like this would shock America to the core. So instead they kill the one guy that can expose it. Now Barr is still free to go after the pedophiles and he won’t expose the deep state’s darkest secret.


5 posted on 08/20/2019 7:30:41 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (This article needs a fact checked)
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To: Enterprise

“Exactly how did he touch you, missy? Like this?”


6 posted on 08/20/2019 7:32:28 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Enterprise

12 years ago this was on the news. Why didn’t she speak up then?


7 posted on 08/20/2019 7:36:17 AM PDT by Jaded (Pope Francis? Not really a fan... miss the last guy who recognized how Islam spread... the sword.ag)
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To: for-q-clinton

How does your theory account for Epstein’s ‘dead man switch’......or the countless tapes, videos, eye witnesses, etc


8 posted on 08/20/2019 7:43:40 AM PDT by Guenevere
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Cut the lady some slack. Imagine what it was like for her to go to police, make a complaint and then have the cops or the DA do absolutely nothing. Who in their right mind would come forward again 10 years later when your initial complaint was ignored or dismissed. Face it. Epstein had power and connections with lowlife politicians. He made a fortune and got away with his crimes for many years.


9 posted on 08/20/2019 7:46:34 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Guenevere

I’m not sure I’m following. I haven’t seen his deadman switch yet. But even if he had one...he was protecting himself from the deep state he was doing “business” with. If he actually had a deadman switch it would be more evidence he was working for the deep state.

No one else can use the “working for CIA” defense as they were not directly working with them—only Epstein. Now all the others can be prosecuted without requiring to reveal the deep state blackmail op.


10 posted on 08/20/2019 7:50:20 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (This article needs a fact checked)
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To: Enterprise

I’m betting his connections to powerful people kept him from bring thrown in jail as he deserved.


11 posted on 08/20/2019 8:02:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I noticed that too.

Every story mentions Epstein’s ‘suicide’ in the title and prominent paragraphs, as if it is NOT controversial.


12 posted on 08/20/2019 8:03:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Enterprise

More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life...

Just as an aside, I see the suicide narrative is being pushed full hog

The lines have been drawn.


13 posted on 08/20/2019 8:04:39 AM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: Enterprise

They didn’t only fail to stop him; they emboldened him. They made him feel he was invinceable.


14 posted on 08/20/2019 8:19:20 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Enterprise

When the cop on the desk researched her name and the charge he came up with a Don’t Touch It response and filed the report in the memory hole.


15 posted on 08/20/2019 8:39:59 AM PDT by arthurus (0oODocdbgp)
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To: originalbuckeye

Exactly. But further, how does this woman think a groping charge (pretty trivial in legal terms) could have either stopped him or led to his exposure? She is deluded, terminally naive and/or up herself.


16 posted on 08/20/2019 8:46:18 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: ifinnegan

What is ironic about that? They are the genuine plaintiffs.


17 posted on 08/20/2019 8:47:06 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: arthurus

Or maybe the cops actually had more important crimes to warrant their time. He grabbed her in a hotel room. It was his word against hers. No other witnesses. The cops knew it was a waste of time.


18 posted on 08/20/2019 10:01:32 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Enterprise

“More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria’s Secret catalog.”

While I agree that no woman should be groped (or further attacked) simply for trying out for a job, expecting the police to give a damn might be taking things a bit far, at least in that part of the country.


19 posted on 08/20/2019 6:27:04 PM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: Enterprise

All animals are equal, just some are more equal than others.

JoMa


20 posted on 08/20/2019 6:35:34 PM PDT by joma89
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