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Why there is no national domestic assault offender registry – yet

It was a murder so brutal – and one that continues to haunt law enforcement in the quiet community of Osceola County, Florida.

The dismembered body of mom Nicole Montalvo, 33, was discovered in late October, her death alleged to have been at the hands of her estranged husband, Christopher Otero-Rivera, 31, with aide from numerous family members.

Montalvo’s death happened despite Otero-Rivera being on probation from a former horrific assault against her, and it was hardly the first time the mother of an eight-year-old son had sought protection – first filing for a restraining order in June 2016.

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Nicole Montalvo with her son Elijah, before her brutal murder in Florida in October (Osceola County Police Department)

For those like Gibson, who are tasked with safeguarding the most vulnerable in the community, it has raised the question as to what more the justice system should and could be doing to support victims of domestic violence.

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Namely, why there has been little headway made to establish a national registry for those convicted of domestic violence crimes – similar to the SORNA registry, which has three tiers publicly listing sex offenders.

“In the year 2019, why don’t we have this in place? We must change that,” Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson told Fox News. “I can’t see any cons in regards to a registry. Information is powerful. If you armed with information that this person has been convicted of domestic violence, you can stay away from that. Being aware of a persons’ violent or abusive background can absolutely save your life.”

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Montalvo’s estranged husband (pictured) and the father of their son, Christopher Otero-Rivera, 31, and his father Angel Luis Rivera, 63, are suspects in Montalvo’s murder. (Osceola Police Department)

Gibson noted that in recent weeks, he has been meeting with local and state representatives, as well as a Florida Senator, to discuss initiating a task force which “could lead to a statewide task force with a domestic violence registry” for at least the state of Florida.

But past statewide efforts have fallen flat. In 2013, the Texas House of Representatives was the first in the country to pass a bill to form a domestic violence offender registry. But to-date it has not moved forward. For the past eight years, lawmakers in New York have been purporting to develop something similar under the name “Brittany’s Law.” However, the law continually stalls in the State Assembly.

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Sheriff Russ Gibson told Fox News Nicole Montalvo’s murder marks the most horrific murder case he has dealt with in his 32-year-long career in law enforcement. (Osceola County Police Department)

Nonetheless, grassroots organizations are once again getting behind a push for a national registry with a renewed vigor.

One such outfit is the Tina Stewart Foundation, named in honor of the daycare teacher and mother of two who was fatally beaten by her ex-boyfriend in Washington state on Thanksgiving two years ago.

“I am a domestic violence survivor myself. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is after months and months of reaching out to senators and state representatives, and in some cases, not even receiving a return email to read in the news that a federal law has been approved unanimously for animal abusers,” the foundation’s Chief Information Officer, Allyson Hottinger, said in reference to the newly-inked law that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony. “We love animals, but we were all disappointed to hear the federal bill for animal abuse while we have been ignored. Men and women have the right to know if they are dating someone that has a past with violence or domestic abuse. It would save lives. It would have saved Tina’s life.”

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Chief Information Officer of the Tina Stewart Foundation, Allyson Hottinger, after a domestic violence attack. (Provided Allyson Hottinger)

Operating under the #TeamTina banner, the organization has representatives in all states working on drumming up support for a federal bill. Many have been through the hell of domestic violence themselves, making it through – and vowed to ensure that no other person will suffer at the wrath of their former abuser.

“Everything was great for about nine months. In that time, we did a lot of things as a family,” Danielle, a pseudonym for a 40-year-old mother-of-two told Fox News, reflecting on the relationship with a man she met through an online dating site in the summer of 2015. “He was charming, hard-worker, so affectionate and loving, and our relationship quickly evolved. He had a nanny Sarah who lived a huge suite attached to the home. But I started to notice she had bruises on her.”

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Tina Stewart was a daycare teacher and mother of two who was fatally beaten by her ex-boyfriend in Washington state on Thanksgiving two years ago. (Courtesy Tina Stewart Foundation)

As time dragged on, Danielle also bore the brunt of her boyfriend Scott’s abuse and knife threats, learning that Sarah was not the nanny but another girlfriend. The cycle of more women falling victim to the abuse and power plays came to fruition.

“I am a strong advocate for the registry because, in my case, this man has a long, violent history and is a repeat offender that will continue to manipulate and abuse women unless they are made aware of his history,” Danielle continued. “I still fear for my life every day.”

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For Ohio-based survivor Tawni, 48, it’s a nightmare that never ends.

“A friend of 16 plus years was in need of home health care. Suddenly, everything took a very dark, sadistic turn,” she recalled of her ordeal in 2016. “He wanted more than just care services as I refused. He locked me in his basement, and it was three months before I was able to escape that house of horror.”

It was only during the trial that she learned the abuser had been convicted of domestic violence in another county.

“He served no time in jail, less than a year of unsupervised probation,” Tawni said. “Six months after his conviction, he was back in jail for sexually assaulting another woman he lured in from another city.”

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Having survived domestic abuse, Allyson Hottinger documented her attacks and is now a prominent advocate of creating a national registry to list convicted domestic violence abusers (Provided Allyson Hottinger)

The bill that Hottinger and her team are proposing to lawmakers’ centers on three levels. Level one would be attributed to those deemed a first-time offender, and removed after five years. The second level is for offenders convicted of a violent crime or a second offense and would remain on the registry for at least a decade. And the third level is for those convicted three times, and twice or more in five years. Their names would remain on the registry for life.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) an average of 20 people experience intimate partner violence every minute in the U.S. alone, which equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. It accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime and is most common against women between the ages of 18 to 2. The statistics also underscore that one in three female murder victims and one in 20 male murder victims are killed by their intimate partners, with 72 percent of all murder-suicides perpetrated by private partners. Ninety-four percent of all murder-suicide victims are female.

And the economic impact of domestic violence is staggering.

The NCADV reports that intimate partner violence is estimated to cost the U.S. economy up to $12.6 billion per year and the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs are lost annually as a result of being a victim to intimate partner violence.

As it stands, there is one non-government organization that has set up a database that they call the National Domestic Violence Registry, but it is privately run and funded. It lists the names of those offenders “who have been adjudicated as guilty in the court of law” and claims to verify all submissions and documents sent in.

“They ask for a $10 donation if you seek to add someone’s name to the database. Several states have considered legislation that would mandate registration, but the efforts have not gained traction largely because there is considerable opposition – much of which comes from the groups advocating on behalf of domestic violence victims,” explained Cheryl Bader, a Fordham Law School Professor. “The biggest concern is for victim privacy. Since domestic violence, by nature, takes place within the family and intimate partner relationships, by revealing the identity of the perpetrator the database will also likely reveal the

Indeed, the quest for such a registry is considered by many industry experts to be more of a hindrance than a help.

“The issue comes up nearly every legislative session. Well-meaning legislators and constituents around the country propose creating a state or national registry that lists domestic violence offenders,” said Corbin Streett, a technology safety specialist with the National Network to End Domestic Violence. “But there are many unintended consequences that would actually end up harming survivors and giving a false sense of security to potential victims who look at the registry, thinking it will help them avoid getting into a relationship with an abuser.”

Streett pointed out that only a small number of domestic violence offenders are ever arrested, and many victims simply don’t call for help because they are scared of retaliation. Even if they do, such a small number is subsequently convicted.

“We are also concerned about the impact a registry will have on victims reporting violence. Victims are already hesitant to report domestic violence, worried about the violent retaliation that will come after. If the abuser knows their name will be posted on a registry, it doesn’t make them less likely to abuse; it makes them more likely to try to scare a victim into not reporting,” she continued. “There are also major privacy implications, including potential discrimination against victims that can occur with a registry. When an abuser’s name ends up on a list, it’s not just the abuser who will be outed, but their victims as well.”

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The flag-draped casket of Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan is carried into the Bayside Adventure Church for memorial services in Roseville, Calif., Thursday, June 27, 2019. O’Sullivan was shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call. (AP)

Rachel Louise Snyder, author of” No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us,” concurred that “there is already so much stigma and shame around domestic violence that a registry doesn’t add to the solution, but may as well exacerbate the problem.”

“Imagine an abuser getting put on a registry, and then retaliating toward the person who put him or her there? I would rather see those resources put toward interventions, like non-incarceration programs that have restorative justice at their core.”

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The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women declined to comment on the matter. But according to Buck Blodgett, founder of the LOVE>hate Project, focused on eliminating all forms of violence and abuse, the most pressing change to pull the reigns on domestic violence lies in creating a culture of fostering dialogue and a safe place for victims to speak out.

“Most victims live alone with their dark secret forever. It will haunt them, hurt them, erode their faith in humanity, render some suicidal or depressed, kill their happiness and self-esteem. But our core message is this: it’s okay to talk about it,” he added. “We must bring darkness to the light of day if we are to transform it.”

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Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts on Prince Andrew: ‘He knows what happened’

Virginia Roberts, who claims she was trafficked by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew on three occasions nearly 20 years ago, has responded to the prince’s denial of her allegations against him by saying: “He knows what happened, I know what happened, and there’s only one of us telling the truth.”

Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, made the comment in a BBC interview that is scheduled to air on Monday. The broadcaster tweeted out a 20-second preview of the interview on Thursday.

The BBC aired an interview with Prince Andrew Nov. 14, in which the second son of Elizabeth II discussed his friendship with Epstein and the sexual assault allegations against him. The royal, 59, claimed he had “no recollection of ever meeting” Roberts, “none whatsoever.” The Duke of York also implied that a now-famous photograph showing him with his hand around Roberts’ waist was doctored.

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“I have absolutely no memory of that photograph,” the prince insisted. “I’m afraid to say that I don’t believe that photograph was taken in the way that has been suggested.”

The interview has been widely considered a public relations disaster for Andrew, who announced shortly after it aired that he would be stepping down from his royal duties.

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This 2001 photo shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Roberts. In the background is Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals)

Also Thursday, London’s Metropolitan Police disclosed that it had received a complaint in July 2015 accusing Epstein “and a British woman” — presumably that’s a reference to Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime companion — of “nonrecent trafficking for sexual exploitation.”

Roberts has claimed Epstein paid her to have sex with Prince Andrew on three occasions starting in 2001, including once in London. She says she was 17 when they first had sex.

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Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Alex Murray said the department interviewed Roberts — who was not named in the statement — and consulted with prosecutors before concluding in November 2016 that it “was not the appropriate authority to conduct inquiries in these circumstances”.

“Following the legal advice, it was clear that any investigation into human trafficking would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the U.K.,” said Murray, who added that the Metropolitan Police revisited its decision after Epstein’s death this past August and “our position remains unchanged.”

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Epstein died Aug. 10 after being found unconscious in a Manhattan jail cell, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Murray also said that London police have not received a formal request for assistance from other law enforcement agencies investigating the case.

U.S. officials are still looking into the case, and a number of civil lawsuits against Epstein’s estate are in progress.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Prince Andrew’s Jeffrey Epstein woes are far from over despite stepping down from royal duties

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Prince Andrew‘s woes are far from over.

The British royal, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s son, is continuing to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The 59-year-old prince is struggling to stay at the helm of his Pitch&Palace charity, with some British media reports indicating he has already stepped down

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Several of the charity’s corporate backers including Barclays have stopped supporting the project, which brings young entrepreneurs together with companies that can help put their ideas into practice.

Buckingham Palace says Pitch@Palace is in a period of transition and that the ties to the palace will be dropped. It may be known as Pitch in the future.

Andrew faces continued scrutiny that is expected to intensify when a BBC interview with his primary accuser is broadcast.

The broadcast with Virginia Roberts Giuffre is set for Dec. 2. She said she had sex with Andrew three times, starting when she was 17.

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Andrew has denied the accusation and said he doesn’t have any recollection of meeting her, despite a photograph showing him with his arm around her.

Giuffre said she was a victim of a sex trafficking scheme operated by Epstein, a billionaire financier who died in prison in August in what was ruled a suicide.

Many legal papers relating to the case remained sealed to the public.

Andrew’s troubles reached a crescendo after he tried to end speculation about the matter by giving a live TV interview one week ago in which he didn’t express concern for Epstein’s young victims and defended his relationship with the financier.

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The backlash was almost instantaneous and led to the extremely rare decision to remove him from a carefully cultivated royal role.

Queen Elizabeth II hasn’t commented in public on the scandal and showed her support for Andrew Friday by going horseback riding with him on the grounds of Windsor Castle within view of a photographer.

Some of the victims’ lawyers are calling for Andrew to voluntarily give evidence to U.S. officials or face a possible subpoena that could force him to testify under oath.

He hasn’t been publicly charged with any crime and it wasn’t clear if U.S. officials investigating Epstein want to question Andrew.

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Andrew has admitted he made a mistake by staying at the New York City home of Epstein after the financier had been convicted of sex offenses.

British media reported Saturday that Andrew and his family had also been guests at the home of a wealthy Canadian who had been accused by several women of sexual harassment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Yale women’s soccer coach no longer at program over sexual misconduct allegations at former school

Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty is no longer at the school after he was accused of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached.

Yale made the announcement in a three-sentence statement on Friday.

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“Effective immediately, Brendan Faherty is no longer the head coach of the Yale University women’s soccer team. Faherty went 11-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in Ivy League play in his only season,” the statement said, adding that Sarah Martinez and Sade Ayinde would become interim coaches.

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Yale University revealed Brendan Faherty was no longer the coach of the women’s soccer team amid sexual abuse allegations against him (Yale Athletics)

It wasn’t clear whether Faherty resigned or was fired.

Faherty coached at the University of New Haven from 2002 to 2009. According to the Yale Daily News, former players at New Haven accused him of groping one player and having a consensual relationship with another. Neither of the players was under the age of 18 at the time of the allegations.

Several former players under Faherty told the Yale Daily News they drank with him while they were players and that he frequently met with some at the bar. Faherty was 24 at the time he coached at New Haven.

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Daniel Rude, the University of New Haven associate director of athletics, told the Associated Press the school prohibits coach-student relationships. The NCAA has no official ban on coach-player relationships but encourages schools to prohibit them.

University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan said the school hired an independent firm to investigate allegations against Faherty.

“There is absolutely zero tolerance for anyone who jeopardizes the safety or sense of self-worth of students, faculty, staff, or any other member of the University family,” Kaplan said in a statement.

Yale officials released a separate statement on Faherty.

“The Yale Daily News shared deeply troubling information with the university, none of which was made known to the university in the interview and vetting process,” the school said. “As of November 20, 2019, Mr. Faherty is no longer employed by the university.”

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Faherty came from Stony Brook University to replace Rudy Meredith, who was caught in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Yale vice president for communications Nate Nickerson told the Yale Daily News that the accusations made in the newspaper were not revealed during the school’s background check.

Faherty has not commented on the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kansas City-area ICE operation results in 21 arrests

A two-day human trafficking and prostitution sting operation in the Kansas City, Mo., area last week led to 21 arrests– including a suspect police say held a woman and her child hostage in their home for months, according to federal immigration authorities and a local report.

Jeffrey Higgins, 48, had allegedly refused to leave the victim’s Kansas home since June and forced her into prostitution, Fox 4 in Kansas City reported.

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The victim told police Higgins injected her with meth and heroin against her will when she refused.

“Many times we hear our clients say, ‘I don’t do drugs. They drugged me,'” human trafficking advocate Denise Lester told Fox 4. “They obviously have to go through the whole withdrawal and recovery process because it’s still in their system. But that’s an unfortunate injustice to them because they never chose to do those drugs.”

An undercover officer answered the victim’s ad and after she met him at a hotel she told the officer Higgins was in the parking lot with her daughter, reports said. Following a pursuit, he was arrested by Kansas Highway Patrol officers after he stopped for gas.

He was charged with child endangerment and drug possession.

Higgins’ relationship to the victim is unclear.

He has a long criminal record, going back to 1995, Fox 4 reported.

The other suspects’ charges included prostitution, drug possession and weapons offenses, police said.

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Authorities seized two firearms, counterfeit money and small amounts of meth and crack cocaine, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement.

No other information was released. The investigation is ongoing.

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California prosecutor accused of using daughter, 13, to bait sex predator placed on leave

A prosecutor in California accused of using his 13-year-old daughter to bait another man back to the spot where she claimed he molested her has been placed on leave, and an internal review has been launched.

The San Jose Police Department announced on Thursday that Ali Mohammad Lajmiri, 76, of San Jose, was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and false imprisonment in connection with the incidents on the Los Alamitos Trail in Almaden Valley.

The sexual assault investigation began Oct. 8, a day after the victim told her doctor that she had been sexually assaulted. In the ensuing police investigation, the 13-year-old gave accounts of three instances between August and October in which the same man approached her while she was walking her dog on the trail and touched her sexually.

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According to police reports, the father of the 13-year-old girl is a Santa Clara County prosecutor, and he brought the girl back to the trail as authorities were investigating her claims. He recorded video of her interacting with the man that was later handed over to police, the Mercury News reported on Sunday, citing police reports and sources familiar with the case. The prosecutor dad allegedly wanted the accused man’s alleged incriminating actions caught on video

The day after the prosecutor gave the recordings to police, Lajmiri was arrested.

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In the police reports obtained by the Mercury News, the prosecutor told police he and the girl had arranged for her to walk back and forth on the trail, while the two of them stayed in touch with cellphones and earbuds.

“He stated that they had already done this several times,” San Jose Detective Sgt. Sean Pierce wrote in the police report on the case. “He directed (the victim) to let (the suspect) touch her if she encountered him, but if it was the breast or between the legs to move away. He instructed (the victim) to let (the suspect) identify and make the contact and if she cannot handle things she should move away. He instructed (the victim) to walk back and forth on the designated route and don’t interact with anyone for very long.”

Multiple sources confirmed the prosecutor’s identity to the Mercury News, which did not name him to protect the identity of the underage sexual assault victim.

The state Attorney General’s office has since taken over the prosecution of the molestation case because of the conflicts of interest involved. Such conflicts already existed because of the prosecutor’s relationship to the victim, which then became more pronounced when he attempted to obtain evidence against the suspect.

In a letter sent out to staff on Monday obtained by KGO-TV, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen told staffers that prosecutors “must never forget that our own behavior — inside and outside of the courtroom — matters.”

“The choices we make in our professional and personal lives need to be in harmony with the protocols, laws, and ethics of our criminal justice system,” Rosen said in the memo.

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Law enforcement sources told the Mercury News on Monday that the state Attorney General’s office is examining filing child endangerment charges against the prosecutor, who has been placed on paid leave after an internal review of his actions was launched by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

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The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has launched an internal review of a prosecutor after he allegedly used his 13-year-old daughter as bait to lure a suspected sex predator, Ali Mohammad Lajmiri, (seen left), into performing incrimination actions on her that he caught on video. (San Jose Police Department )

Public defender Molly O’Neal, whose office is representing the defendant, told the newspaper the prosecutor’s conduct was something she has never seen in 30 years working in her office, saying the “what-ifs in this situation are horrifying.”

“I have never seen a prosecutor exercise such outlandish bad judgment,” O’Neal told the Mercury News. “If you work in the criminal justice system, you know full well that people may act in ways that are unexpected. So you shouldn’t ever involve you or your family in a vigilante fashion when you are not trained to respond to any scenario that might unfold.”

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia declined to comment specifically on the case and the prosecutor’s involvement but generally advised against citizens taking the law into their own hands.

“As a father, I understand how emotional it can be when your child is the victim of a crime. But we have to remember that the safety of the child comes first,” Garcia said, “and channel that frustration in a positive way to assist the investigation and not hinder it.”

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Lajmiri, who told authorities he suffers from Alzheimer’s, is being held in the Santa Clara County jail on $3 million bail. He is scheduled to return to court Jan. 29.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Epstein accuser says she once took Bill Clinton’s seat on private jet, saw bedroom floor made of mattress foam

A woman who came forward with accusations of child sex abuse against Jeffrey Epstein on Monday described a disturbing encounter with the now-deceased sex offender, said she took Bill Clinton’s seat on the “Lolita Express,” and noted bizarre bedroom floors made of mattress foam and being encouraged to cry after sex with the disgraced money man.

The accuser, who went by the name Jane Doe 15, enlisted high-powered attorney Gloria Allred who held a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. The accuser was 15 when Epstein preyed upon her and she was seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a result, Allred said.

“Her lawsuit alleges battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress,” Allred said.

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Jane Doe 15 said Epstein began grooming her when she was in New York for a school trip and eventually found herself on the “Lolita Express,” his private jet.

“When I chose a seat on the jet, Jeffrey told me that is where his good friend Bill Clinton always chose to sit,” Jane Doe 15 said.

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Jane Doe 15 enlisted high-powered attorney Gloria Allred for her lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein.

Jane Doe 15, who is now 31 years old, detailed her first sexual encounter with Epstein.

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“I was invited to his home. There, his assistant took a photo of me and later reached out, inviting me to Epstein’s ranch. I only knew Jeffrey Epstein for five days. During a trip to the Zorro Ranch, his massive compound surrounded by government land in the New Mexico desert, Epstein took my sexual innocence in front of a wall of framed photographs of him shaking hands with and smiling with celebrities and political leaders,” Jane Doe 15 said. “I was only 15 years old. After, he wanted to talk to me about what had just been my first sexual experience and directed me to take time to myself that night to cry.”

Jane Doe 15 said Epstein offered her money for college almost immediately after the sexual encounter.

“While he was giving me a tour of the bedroom, he told me to get down and feel the carpeted floors of the room. He then asked if I noticed anything special about the floor and I responded that it felt very soft,” Jane Doe 15 said. “He laughed and said it was because the floors in the bedroom were foam mattress floors, because he liked to have girls sleep around him on the floor while he slept in the bed.”

Jane Doe 15 said she declined other invitations from Epstein.

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“I left Zorro Ranch with a deep sense of shame,” she said.

Epstein was found dead this past August in his Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges. Prosecutors alleged that the convicted sex offender paid girls as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for massages before he molested them in his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.

Fox News’ Frank Miles contributed to this report.

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Jeffrey Epstein controversy: ABC News must explain why it spiked story, House Republicans say in letter

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and two other top Republicans sent a letter to ABC News on Sunday demanding the network explain why it “quashed” ABC News anchor Amy Robach’s story that would have exposed allegations against the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein three years ago.

The letter, to ABC News President James Goldston, was first reported by Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike McCaul of Texas and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins of Georgia also signed it.

Video captured Robach on a hot mic claiming higher-ups at her network killed the story. The footage was published earlier this month by Project Veritas, whose controversial founder, James O’Keefe, has described himself as a “guerrilla journalist.” The video included Robach saying ABC refused to air an interview she conducted with one of Epstein’s victims.

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Project Veritas said an ABC News insider leaked the hot-mic outburst.

“I’ve had the story for three years… we would not put it on the air,” Robach said on the hot mic. “Um, first of all, I was told, who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

She also said she tried to get the interview on the air for three years “to no avail.”

Less than two weeks after the footage was published, the House Republicans wrote the letter, asserting, “What appears to have been presented to Ms. Robach is first-hand evidence of human trafficking.”

They noted they were “deeply concerned that this victim, in search of justice, went to ABC News, provided information and an interview and then ABC News chose to bury the truth. This was a decision that Ms. Robach alluded was due to protecting powerful people or financial interests.”

Robach admitted the authenticity of the video, which has not been independently verified by Fox News, but dismissed the notion of unethical journalism.

“As a journalist, as the Epstein story continued to unfold last summer, I was caught in a private moment of frustration. I was upset that an important interview I had conducted with [Epstein accuser] Virginia Roberts didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations,” Robach said in a statement provided to Fox News earlier this month.

McCarthy, R-Calif., and the other Republicans wrote in the Sunday letter, “Although it is unclear whether anyone thought to alert authorities to further examine these deeply disturbing allegations, it is clear that ABC News’ enabling of Mr. Epstein has consequences: fewer victims willing to come forward to bring perpetrators of this modern-day slavery to justice and, more grievously, the possibility that any number of minors could have been spared from human trafficking over the past three years.”

The three Republicans wrote that they were requesting more information from ABC News. They asked if the network will provide Congress with the interview Robach conducted with the victim, what ABC News learned about Epstein after Robach first presented her story to executives and who was involved in deciding the story was not of public interest as well as any rationale for that decision.

They also asked if ABC was ever presented with additional evidence on Epstein from the time Robach first brought her investigation to the network and when he ultimately was arrested. The letter asked if law enforcement was alerted at any time after Robach presented ABC News executives with her reporting, and if so, when and what was provided.

ABC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Earlier this month, responding to the published video, an ABC News spokesperson told Fox News the Epstein story wasn’t fit to air.

“At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since, we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it,” the spokesperson said. “That work has led to a two-hour documentary and 6-part podcast that will air in the new year.”

ABC later identified who the network had accused leaked the footage and reportedly worked with CBS, her current employer, to get her fired.

“ABC News’ initial response and subsequent actions reveal their priority is to identify and hold accountable the individual who released the video to the public,” McCarthy wrote in Sunday’s letter. “We believe that uncovering the source of the information is incomparably less important than the possibility of exposing the source of a human trafficking operation.”

The letter concluded, “It is imperative that the public be assured newsroom decisions regarding exposing human trafficking are not tampered by financial interests or outside forces.”

Epstein was found dead this past August in his Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.

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Prosecutors alleged that the convicted sex offender paid girls as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for massages before he molested them in his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.

Fox News’ Brian Flood, Nick Givas and Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

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The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

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The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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