For Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein’s Child Victims, The Justice System May Finally Be Working


Publish Date:
July 10, 2019
Los Angeles Times
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There are a lot of complicated threads to untangle in the case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the Gatsbyesque financier who owns six homes — including mansions in Palm Beach and Manhattan — two private jets and a Caribbean island, and has a sexual predilection for teenage girls.

We cannot forget that, at heart, this is a very high-end version of the same treatment that victims of sexual crimes — particularly young women — receive at the hands of the justice system all the time.

Last year, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky was recalled by voters after delivering a light jail sentence to Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who had been convicted of sexually assaulting a drunk woman outside a fraternity party.

The recall was organized and pushed by Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who was intensely criticized by many legal experts for trying to punish a judge for exercising his discretion. But you know what? She was right. And so was the New Jersey appeals court.

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