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CrimeHow Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims can still seek justice

01:41  13 august  2019
01:41  13 august  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

'Justice must still be served': Epstein's accusers demand accountability after his death

'Justice must still be served': Epstein's accusers demand accountability after his death "We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed," one victim said.

What Epstein death means for alleged victims . The women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were underage say they still plan to seek justice despite his apparent suicide in a New York City jail over the weekend. The Justice Department is investigating how the disgraced

While Epstein was still consulting for Hoffenberg, he founded in Subsequently, the police alleged that Epstein had paid several girls to perform sexual acts with him.[66] Interviews How teen runaway Virginia Roberts became one of Jeffrey Epstein ' s victims Perversion of Justice , Miami Herald, Nov.

The women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were underagesay they still plan to seek justice despite his apparent suicide in a New York City jail over the weekend. The Justice Department is investigating how the disgraced financier, who was charged with sex trafficking, died, and why no one prevented it.

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CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman told "CBS This Morning" that Epstein's accusers still have a "great deal of recourse" despite his death.

Civil lawsuits

One of the simplest ways for Epstein's accusers to get justice is to file civil suits for damages – and many already have, according to Klieman. Epstein died with more than $500 million in assets.

Lawmaker calls on Congress to investigate Epstein accusations following financier's death

Lawmaker calls on Congress to investigate Epstein accusations following financier's death Rep. Lois Frankel is calling for Congress to launch investigations into sexual abuse and trafficking accusations against Jeffrey Epstein.

Editors’ note: Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself on Saturday in a Manhattan jail, according to corrections officials. But he evaded serious punishment then, thanks to a plea deal with federal prosecutors who later suggested they were too intimidated by Epstein ’ s legal team to seek more appropriate sanctions.

Editors’ note: Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself on Saturday in a Manhattan jail, according to At first glance, the Epstein saga looks like another example of how justice is not, in fact, blind — of how it tilts toward the Mr. Epstein ’ s victims have waited long enough for answers, and they deserve justice .

"So what the first move is by many of these very, very good and assertive lawyers or aggressive lawyers is that they will then freeze the assets in the estate so that they cannot be dispersed by the executor to the heirs or to charities, whatever Jeffrey Epstein may have left them to in a will if he left a will," Klieman said.

Target his alleged co-conspirators

A number of high-profile figures in Epstein's orbit have come under scrutiny for allegedly acting as accomplices, procurers and enablers. Epstein's apparent suicide happened just hours after the release of some 2,000 pages of documents from a prior lawsuit, including testimony from alleged victim Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre claimed Epstein's former girlfriendGhislaine Maxwell directed her to have sex with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Maine Senator George Mitchell, and Britain's Prince Andrew, among others. They've all denied the allegations, and none of them has been arrested or charged with any crime.

Prosecutors Now Turning Attention To Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Co-Conspirators

Prosecutors Now Turning Attention To Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Co-Conspirators Shock is giving way to anger following the death of Jeffrey Epstein. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncThe accused pedophile apparently committed suicide inside his jail cell in New York. Prosecutors say they will continue to investigate the Palm Beach financier’s alleged crimes despite his death. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Epstein, 66, had been in federal custody since he was arrested July 6th on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

As mystery surrounding Jeffrey Epstein ' s death deepens, alleged victims vow to keep seeking justice . Women who've accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse say they still plan to seek justice after the disgraced financier apparently killed himself in a federal lockup over the weekend.

After Jeffrey Epstein ' s death on Saturday Justice may not die with alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein . Lawmakers and lawyers for Spencer Kurvin, a Palm Beach attorney who represented three of Epstein ’ s victims over a decade ago, also hopes Epstein ’ s death Saturday is not the end of this

"The big target is a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell," Klieman said. "She is someone who was Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend, but many of the victims have accused her of actually being a procurer who has been someone who was in the thick of it, who managed all of these properties, so she really has a bull's eye on her."

Child Victims Act

A new law goes into effect this Wednesday that would allow those who say they were abused as minors in New York one year to bring a case against their abusers – effectively throwing out the statute of limitations.

"No matter how old you are now and no matter how long ago sexual abuse occurred while you were a child … they have one year to bring a case, no matter when it occurred, and that starts Wednesday, August 14. The timing is amazing," Klieman said.

"Heads are going to roll"

Epstein was being held at the Metropolitan Correction Center at the time of his death, considered one of the most secure jails on earth, and where the notorious drug kingpin "El Chapo" was held during his trial and where Paul Manafort is currently in custody.

Shrieking heard from Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell the morning he died

Shrieking heard from Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell the morning he died Congress is the latest to start investigating his apparent suicide over the weekend​, with new reports raising questions about the federal jail where he was being held . One of Epstein's guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on the night he died was reportedly not a regular corrections officer. On Monday, Attorney General William Barr criticized the detention center where the disgraced financier was held. "We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability," Barr said. "I was appalled and frankly angry to learn of the MCC's failure to adequately secure this prisoner.

' Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served. I hope the authorities will pursue and prosecute his ' How does someone who is this high profile commit suicide? They had to have cameras on him! She was one of Epstein ' s alleged victims who appeared in court on July 15 urging a judge to

Victims of Jeffrey Epstein ’ s alleged sex trafficking operation have reacted with anger that his apparent suicide in jail will prevent the disgraced financier from facing justice . The victims await the true justice they have sought and deserve,” she said. Civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents

"I think the MCC is in real trouble and, really, heads are going to roll on this one. The idea that he was supposed to be watched every 30 minutes and wasn't, but more important the idea that he was taken off of suicide watch, to me and to many experts, is inexplicable," Klieman said.

Victims "treated like they were prostitutes"

Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie Brown spent more than two years looking into the Jeffrey Epstein case. She published a series of articles on his secret plea deal, identified 80 of Epstein's alleged victims, and spoke with about a dozen of them. She's stayed in touch with many of those victims since then and told "CBS This Morning" they were "in shock" when they learned of his death.

"They think it's another example of how our criminal justice system is not only broken, but it seems to favor wealthy people who somehow seem to always be able to get away with things that regular people don't have those advantages," Brown said. "They have been fighting this for a decade. Remember, when this happened back in 2006, 2007 - now they're women - but they were teenagers and they were treated like they were prostitutes. They were treated like they were not credible."

Legal experts say federal prosecutors will dismiss the criminal case against Epstein, but they'll likely continue to investigate any co-conspirators who may have helped operate his alleged sex trafficking ring.

"There is a story to be told in New Mexico," official says of Epstein ranch.
New Mexico's commissioner of public lands has turned over 400 pages of Epstein's property records that may contain names of his alleged co-conspirators .As investigators begin to interview women who said they were abused at Epstein's ranch, New Mexico Public Lands Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard told CBS News' Mola Lenghi she hopes taking this step will inspire more alleged victims to come forward because "there is a story to be told in New Mexico." "To say that it was heart wrenching and sickening to see this man's signature on state land office documents is an understatement," Garcia Richard said.

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