South African woman tied to Epstein's sex trafficking

By Doug Mattushek - 01 September 2019Views : 2655

A South African-born woman was involved in billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring.

The Saturday Star reported that Sarah Ransome was one of the 23 of the alleged peadophile’s victims who attended a hearing in New York courtroom this week.

The hearing was a space where alleged victims could share their stories before the case was dismissed following Epsteins suicide in prison on August 10.

"I would like to acknowledge and extend my gratitude to the prosecutors from the Southern District of New York for pursuing justice on behalf of the victims," said Ransome.

"Please, please finish what you have started. We, the victims, are still here, prepared to tell the truth, and we all know he did not act alone. We are survivors, and the pursuit of justice should not abate."

Ransome’s lawsuit against Epstein was settled in 2018 for an undisclosed amount. In the lawsuit, she claims was procured by one of Epstein's female staff - Ghislaine Maxwell - in 2006 with the promise of getting Ransome into the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was taken to Epsteins notroious “peadophile island” in the Carribean and her passport was stolen.

Ransome claimed she was forced into a life of sexual servitude and was eventually sent back to South Africa to recruit a friend. During her travels, she managed to flee from her captors.