A DEVASTATED mum has said she wished she could have done more to protect her teenage daughter who was was abused by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.
Dorothy, 60, said she thought her 14-year-old daughter Carolyn was topping up her pocket money by cleaning a house for a wealthy man who lived in a mansion in Palm Beach.
Witness ‘Carolyn’ giving evidence at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trialCredit: Reuters
Carolyn said she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell when she was just 14Credit: Rex
But Carolyn was actually being paid £220 at each visit to give Epstein “sexualised” massages as she was drawn into Epstein and Maxwell’s “pyramid scheme of abuse”.
In haunting testimony at Maxwell’s trial, Carolyn, 34, told jurors she was just 14 when the British socialite had groped her breasts and told her she had “a great body for Mr Epstein and his friends”.
She said Maxwell, 60, often summoned her for sex with Epstein and claimed she was recruited by her then friend Virginia Roberts Giuffre – the woman who has accused Prince Andrew of rape, which he strenuously denies.
Carolyn, who used only her first name, said Virginia had asked her if she “wanted to come make money”.
She said she went to Epstein’s mansion “over 100 times” between the ages of 14 and 18 before she became “too old” for his tastes.
After Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and grooming girls for Epstein to abuse, Carolyn’s mum Dorothy has questioned how she did not know her teenage daughter was being abused by the sick pair.
She told the Daily Mail: “It makes me feel horrible. It makes me ask, ‘What did I do wrong? Could I not have protected her better?'”
Carolyn described how her daughter’s behaviour started to change over time after taking the “cleaning” job at Epstein’s mansion.
She said Carolyn started to get calls on her phone from a woman asking where she was because she had “an appointment” to keep at the house.
Dorothy, who is only using her first name, said: “All of a sudden Carolyn started shutting down. [She was] cutting herself really bad and I couldn’t figure out why.
“I noticed she started wearing more make-up. And her clothes started changing.
“And I’m like: ‘Carolyn, what’s going on here? You’re looking pretty provocative for a girl your age, you know?’ It kind of bothered me.”
She added: “Sometimes she didn’t …….