Rich man's accusers press to reopen sex abuse case

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Associated Press

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 12:05 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Two women who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by a wealthy financial guru in Palm Beach are hoping a trove of newly released documents will get the case reopened.

The case involves Jeffrey Epstein, who was suspected nearly a decade ago of paying for sex with dozens of underage girls. The FBI ultimately dropped its investigation, and Epstein pleaded guilty to a single offense and served more than a year in jail.

Recently, though, Epstein's accusers won a precedent-setting ruling that will let them see the documents regarding the deal Epstein made with the government.

The women are hoping to undo the agreement and subject Epstein to more charges.

The women's lawyers say Epstein got a sweetheart deal because of his wealth and connections. His attorneys deny that.

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