By Lauren del Valle and Eric Levenson, CNN
Editor’s note: This article contains language that some may find disturbing.
(CNN) — Carolyn said she was just 14 years old when she began to go to Jeffrey Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, two or three times per week in the early 2000s.
On one visit, Carolyn was setting up a massage room for Epstein when his longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell came into the room. Maxwell touched Carolyn’s breasts, hips and butt, and commented that she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends,” according to Carolyn.
Each time she visited, $300 in cash was left for her on the bathroom sink, she said — but it was not without a cost.
“Something sexual happened every single time,” Carolyn said.
Now in her 30s, Carolyn described her teenage experiences with Epstein on Tuesday in Maxwell’s federal trial on charges including sex trafficking of minors. At one point on stand, Carolyn sobbed when prosecutor Maurene Comey asked if she was trying to get money for her testimony.
“No, money will not ever fix what that woman has done to me,” Carolyn said, sobbing. “Because what she did was wrong and she takes vulnerable young girls and traffics them and I’m so petrified that my daughters are going to be trafficked.”
Carolyn is the third woman to testify that she was sexually abused by Epstein and that Maxwell was involved. A woman identified as “Kate” testified Monday that Maxwell set up those sexual meetings, and a woman identified as “Jane” said last week that Maxwell sometimes joined in on the sexualized massages.
The trial, which began last week, has alternated between disturbing testimony from sexual abuse victims and illuminating testimony about some of Epstein’s connections to high-profile figures such as Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. None are alleged to have committed wrongdoing in relation to the ongoing trial.
Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to state prostitution charges, was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges in July 2019 but died by suicide in prison a month later. Maxwell, his confidante and former girlfriend, was arrested a year afterward and has pleaded not guilty.
In opening statements of her trial, prosecutors said Maxwell and Epstein created a “pyramid scheme of abuse” to lure underage girls into sexual relationships with Epstein and pay them bonuses to bring other girls into the fold. Her defense, meanwhile, said she was a “scapegoat” for Epstein’s actions and attacked the memories and motivations of the women who say they were sexually abused.
The trial is taking place in federal court in Manhattan, which prohibits the use of cameras. The government anticipates it will …….