Private investigator Michael Fisten sat down with CNN to give a ground-breaking interview during which he revealed some just plain disgusting details of the underage victims Epstein allegedly sexually assaulted.
Detective Fisten has been following Epstein for an entire decade, gave CNN a bombsell statement:
“Once these girls lost their braces and their pubescent look and started becoming 16-years old or 17-years old, they were too old for him, so then he started using them as recruiters to bring the younger girls.”
So not only was Epstein a pedophile, but he actually enlisted former victims that were “too old for him” to recruit very young girls under the age of 16 to join him on the “Lolita Express,” according to Fisten.
This is despicable.
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CNN has further details from the interview with Detective Fisten:
When Detective Michael Fisten hung up his badge after 30 years in law enforcement and started a new career as a private investigator, he thought his first case wouldn't last more than a couple of weeks.
"How hard could it be," he thought to himself.
That was more than a decade ago. Today Fisten's first case is still going strong. That's because the subject of his investigation was Jeffrey Epstein, the jet-setting multimillionaire with a criminal sexual interest in young girls.
At the time Fisten started investigating the case in 2009, Epstein and prosecutors had already signed a controversial "non-prosecution agreement" that allowed the financier to plead guilty to less serious sex offenses and escape punishment for alleged trafficking crimes that could have landed him in prison for the rest of his life.
Epstein spent 13 months in jail for two counts of prostitution. Even then, Epstein was given work-release privileges, which allowed him leave jail for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Fisten was hired to investigate the case by attorney Brad Edwards, who was suing Epstein in civil court on behalf of many of his accusers. Edwards wanted Fisten to dig deeper.
What Fisten discovered, he said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN, disgusted him.
"I started going out and interviewing witnesses that became victims," Fisten said. "One after another, three girls turned into four girls, turned into five, six, seven and so on...I couldn't help but think that this could've been my daughter or your daughter or my next door neighbor's daughter."
He said he found it inconceivable that people who traveled in Epstein's social circles weren't aware of his misconduct, particularly with so many underage girls in his company.
"Once these girls lost their braces and their pubescent look and started becoming 16-years old or 17-years old, they were too old for him, so then he started using them as recruiters to bring the younger girls," Fisten said.
It angered Fisten that Epstein was allowed to go to a luxury office when he should have been sitting behind bars. Not only that, he saw lavish lunches being brought into the office and a parade of young females going in and out of the place.
He said he doesn't know if those visitors were underage girls because he has not been able to obtain the logs of Epstein's office visitors during that time, which he said have inexplicably vanished.
"We wanted to get those logs so we could see who the girls were," Fisten said. "They're missing. No one knows where they are."
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has opened an internal affairs investigation into Epstein's time in work release, according to a Friday statement from the sheriff's office. WPTV reportedthat Epstein was allowed to spend time in his home for hours, as well as in his office.
To Fisten, Epstein hadn't changed his ways even while he was serving his sentence.
"I don't think he's ever stopped," Fisten said.
Business Insider also had the following to say:
Fisten says he has interviewed many of Epstein's accusers, some who he says were abused starting at age 13, and told CNN that once Epstein's victims "lost their braces and their pubescent look and started becoming 16-years-old or 17-years-old, they were too old for him, so then he started using them as recruiters to bring the younger girls."
Epstein is currently being held without bail on charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy, and federal prosecutors say he assaulted "dozens" of underaged girls between at least 2002 and 2005, with dozens more women having come forward with accusations since the financier's arrest.
After a 30-year career in law enforcement, Fisten began working for attorney Brad Edwards, who represents some of Epstein's accusers and recently accused Epstein of continuing to assault women while in custody due to his controversial plea deal that allowed him to work from a private office six days a week.
Fisten echoed Edwards' accusation, and detailed his own observations of former Miami officers and private investigators he says Epstein paid to intimidate accusers. Fisten said the men Epstein hired would follow his accusers to the gas station and the grocery store in their cars.
Fisten also said he watched "lavish lunches" being brought into Epstein's private office, where he could spend up to 12 hours a day working in during his work release, along with young girls - but the logs of those visitations are "missing," Fisten says, so he is unable to confirm whether the girls were underage.
"I couldn't help but think that this could have been my daughter, or your daughter, or my next-door neighbor's daughter," Fisten told CNN. "Nothing really phases me after spending 13 years in homicide, nothing really phases me anymore, but that really phased me."
In addition, Daily Mail commented on the interview:
A private investigator who spent a decade tracking Jeffrey Epstein has given new details about the disgraced billionaire's predilection for underage girls.
In an interview with CNN on Saturday, Detective Michael Fisten claims he met with many of Epstein's victims, included one who looked like she was just nine years old.
The former homicide detective was first hired to trace Epstein back in 2009 by attorney Brad Edwards, who was representing alleged victims of the businessman in various civil suits.
Fisten told CNN that one of the most difficult moments of his investigation came when he met with a 13-year-old girl who said she had been abused by Epstein.
'She looked like she was nine [years old],' he claimed.
'She started telling me this whole story about how she tried to good a life. She was blaming herself for what Jeffrey did to her. She was in such pain.
'Nothing really fazes me after spending 13 years in homicide... but that fazed me. I teared up,' he emotionally revealed.
Wow, so the Epstein case caused a detective who dealt with homicide for over a decade to break down after speaking to the victims.
What do you think his sentencing should be?