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Anonymous figure still fighting to keep name out of Jeffrey Epstein court documents

An anonymous figure linked to the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal is still fighting to keep his name from becoming public, citing “irresponsible, sensationalist reporting.”

The mystery litigant’s attorney Nicholas Lewin argued that papers filed in a defamation suit brought by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre against Epstein’s alleged madame, Ghislaine Maxwell, should remain under seal.

“Unsealing references to non-parties would throw those non-parties into the middle of this frenzy, and unfairly do irreparable harm to their privacy and reputational interests,” Lewin wrote.

“The careless regurgitation of allegations ... has the potential to permanently and unjustifiably harm non-parties and their families.”

The letter was filed ahead of a hearing on Wednesday regarding protocol for unsealing more records in the Giuffre v. Maxwell case. The anonymous figure opposes making more documents public.

An earlier batch of unsealed records in the case revealed new accusations against former New Mexico Sen. Bill Richardson and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-Maine). Both men denied ever having seen underage girls during interactions with the depraved financier.

The mystery figure unsuccessfully fought against releasing those papers to the public.

Crime briefs

Authorities ID man, 46, shot to death in Golden Rock

ST. CROIX — Police on St. Croix have identified a man killed in Estate Golden Rock on Saturday as 46-year-old Randy Stickle.

Stickle, a native of Ohio, was shot multiple times, V.I. Police spokesperson Glen Dratte said.

Dratte said officers responding to reports of shots fired in Golden Rock discovered Stickle unresponsive on the sidewalk at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday.

Stickle had previously faced charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle and petit larceny.

In 2015, he was arrested in the attempted burglary of a bar, according to the police blotter. He was found inside the bar and attempted to take cash and other items.

In 2014, Stickle pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and petit larceny in cases from 2011 and 2013.

Stickle admitted to taking the car in 2011 and having no intention of returning it. At the same time, he plead in connection to a 2013 incident in which he was found hauling away cable wire on a bicycle in Estate Glynn, St. Croix.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau tip line at 469-475-3871 or 340-778-2211. Residents can also contact Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

Man, 72, charged in rape of 11-year-old St. Croix girl

ST. CROIX — A 72-year-old Estate Coble man is facing charges in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl, according to the police blotter.

Verrol Harrington was arrested at 7:01 p.m. Monday and charged with first-degree rape. The incident, the blotter noted, occurred in July.

V.I. Police spokesman Glen Dratte did not have additional information on the case.

Harrington was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections. No bail was granted.

Verrol Harrington

John Wilhelm Tranberg