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No settlement in rich financier teen sex case

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Posted at 5:09 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2019-07-16 15:27:51-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- There has been no settlement yet in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by two women who claim their rights as victims were violated in a case involving teenage girls and a wealthy sex offender.

Federal prosecutors and attorneys talked privately for several hours Monday in a West Palm Beach courtroom and will return to continue discussions June 28.

The women known as Jane Does 1 and 2 claim they were improperly left in the dark about a non-prosecution agreement reached between the Justice Department and financier Jeffrey Epstein. They have sought to reopen the case.

Epstein was permitted to plead guilty in 2008 to lesser state charges and served just over a year in jail. Authorities say he sexually abused at least 30 girls between 1999 and 2007.