The guy flew people he thought were susceptible to his kind of persuasion, predominantly white power brokers in middle age, on his private plane with teenage girls made accessible to them. He then basically had them under his thumb no matter what they did because they were exposed to what he was doing on a broad basis and they'd had some idea of what that was before they got on the plane. Decent people who made him out for what he was would never have set foot on one of his planes and lots of people that got invited turned him down. However we'll never know who was who at this point because the passenger manifests are missing and the guy who knows where they were is dead. Big hurray for us for letting him kill himself so that the story would never emerge in all it's glory. It's quite possible that Epstein and his cohorts conspired to commit enormous financial crimes based on the leverage that they had on the people they subverted. Clearly Epstein was interested in having leverage on politicians, legal bigwigs and bankers. What exactly was that leverage aimed at? If it was aimed at pedophilia he certainly didn't get the protection he was looking for. What was he looking to keep under wraps?