Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


human trafficking, trafficking, Jeffrey Epstein, sex trafficking, prostitution, slavery, prostituted persons, aggravated human trafficking, continuous human trafficking, statutes, legislation, United States, commercial sex, pornography, sex industry, homicide, sexual exploitation, counter-trafficking, recidivism, sexual abuse


In June of 2008, Jeffrey Epstein plead guilty in a Florida court on

two counts of felony prostitution for nonconsensual sex acts against

two girls under eighteen. Evidence showed, however, that the true

scope of his crime encompassed dozens of underage girls. He

was sentenced to eighteen months in jail but ended up only serving

thirteen. Because of the terms of his prison sentence, Epstein

was allowed to leave the jail during the day for work release.