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Epstein’s Victims Say He Cheated Them in Death, Vow Justice

  • Financier accused of sex trafficking found dead in jail cell
  • Victims may face legal barriers in Florida if cases too old
A protest group holds up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse in New York on July 8, 2019.
A protest group holds up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse in New York on July 8, 2019.Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
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Jeffrey Epstein is dead in an apparent suicide, but the women who say he sexually abused them plan to seek justice by suing his estate and helping any prosecutions of his enablers, according to lawyers and one of the women.

Epstein, a financier accused of sex trafficking and conspiracy, was found dead Saturday morning in his jail cell in lower Manhattan. He was accused last month of trafficking underage girls from 2002 to 2005, but authorities may have expanded the case after dozens of potential victims contacted the FBI.