Gimme shelter

“Your jet’s ready, Mr. Epstein; where to?”

“Your jet’s ready, Mr. Epstein; where to?”

The discovery of child porn in Jeffrey Epstein’s apartment may well land him in prison for the rest of his life, and surely he’d like to fly away from that prospect, permanently. But fly away to where? Here’s an article on the general topic, and the prospective sanctuaries, while certainly better than joining Bernie Madoff in his cell block, don’t sound appealing (Taiwan might be fine, but they don’t have to grant asylum, and in this case, I doubt they would).

But extraction treaties generally require that the crime the fugitive has committed in one country is also illegal in the other. I haven’t looked, but it’s possible that there are places where possession of child pornography and even sex with children is perfectly legal — I’d look to our brothers in Islam as a starting point — and Epstein might find one of them more playable than a lifetime spent in, say, Bangladesh.

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