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Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Offender Plea Deal Must Stand, Federal Prosecutors Say

Attorneys representing sex abuse victims have argued for years that their clients weren't informed of the once-secret deal beforehand or given the opportunity to testify about it in court.
Under a plea deal brokered in 2007, Jeffrey Epstein served just 13 months and was granted work release. He is seen here at a New York City event in 2005. Source: Patrick McMullan

Federal prosecutors say a lenient plea deal struck more than a decade ago with multimillionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein should be allowed to stand.

Epstein was charged with recruiting dozens of girls, some as young as 13, for massages and

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