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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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Erickson, Katherine F. and Dalley, Lynette A.
"Prosecuting Human Trafficking in the Wake of Epstein: A Proposal for the Implementation of Aggravated Human Trafficking Statutes,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 34
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol34/iss1/14