Still no deal in rich financier teen sex victims' lawsuit

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 06:58:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There is still no settlement in a lawsuit filed by two women who claim their rights as victims were violated in a case involving teenage girls and a wealthy, well-connected South Florida sex offender.

A judge said after talks Tuesday in West Palm Beach that the attorneys for two women known as Jane Does 1 and 2 and Justice Department lawyers were at an impasse. The women claim they were improperly left in the dark about a non-prosecution agreement reached between the Justice Department and financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Under the 2008 deal, Epstein was permitted to plead guilty 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.