Survivors Still Seek Justice Against Jeffery Epstein, Turn to Civil Suits

This past weekend, Jeffery Epstein, who was convicted of prostitution charges and was recently charged for sex-trafficking, was found dead by apparent suicide in federal jail; however, accusers are still seeking justice through civil cases against Epstein’s estate. Geoffery S. Berman, chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan, ensured the public that the investigation will continue. He hinted that the government has other individuals that are potentially involved and are under investigation. Many accusers were outraged to hear that Epstein committed suicide, viewing his death as again eluding justice for his crimes. Michelle Licata, one of the many girls recruited and sexually abused at Epstein’s hands, stated that she “never wanted him to die” but instead “wanted him to be held accountable for his actions.” “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the indictment – which included a conspiracy count – remains on going,” said Berman. Several accusers are disappointed that they will never be able to confront Epstein. Sarah Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor, said “the victims […]

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