What is abundantly clear is that the media has outright ignored what is a continuing social problem forever. Now, only when that approaxch is impopssible do they show up.
The problem is not a single individual but a natural conspiracy of many individuals who need to prey on children and work to protect each other. Epstein was king of this oversized cabal. It necessarily had to interface with the political establishment to access usable money and power. Thus compromising Prince Andrew comes with the territory.
Innocent or not he was valuable to them. This is now all this works and leads directly to a soft blackmail of whoever can be used to protect themselves from incarceration.
Many people in a position of power have some vulnerability that can be exploited by a cunning operator. The network then acts to promote compromised individuals. Obviously that all makes the problem much more intense.
The eccentric hedge fund manager, whose friends included former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, was also suspected of trafficking minor girls, often from overseas, for sex parties at his other homes in Manhattan, New Mexico and the Caribbean, FBI and court records show.