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Federal Lawsuit: Epstein threatened to feed his rape victim to alligators

(New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File) Alligators gather at the feeding station at “Gatorama” during the fifth annual Alligator Egg Hatching Festival in Palmdale, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

(Miami, FL) — A new Federal lawsuit alleges that the late Jeffrey Epstein raped a young woman and threatened to feed here to a lake full of alligators, as well as have her 8-year-old son deported, if she reported the assault.

The woman, whose name remains under seal, says Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell raped and abused her for months in 2008 at his Palm Beach, Florida mansion, according to the lawsuit. She claims that he was 26 years old at the time but was told to tell people she was 17, according to the lawsuit.

The unidentified woman also claims that alleged Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell was present when the convicted sex offender made the threat in 2008.

The suit filed in South Florida Federal Court says Epstein, who committed suicide behind bars in 2019, took the woman to a body of water and told her in explicit detail about what “had happened to other girls in the past,” adding that she would “be devoured by the alligators should she ever reveal what Epstein had done to her.”