Jane Doe 1 and Doe 2 v. United States of America
Case Number 08-cv-80736
In 2008, founding partner Brad Edwards filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida to enforce the rights of Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 pursuant to the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 3771 (“CVRA”). These Plaintiffs, along with approximately 30 other minors, were identified by the Federal Government as having been molested by Jeffrey Epstein.
They allege that the United States Attorney’s Office secretly reached a Non-Prosecution Agreement (“NPA”) with Mr. Epstein which essentially immunized Mr. Epstein from Federal criminal liability. For nearly ten years, Mr. Edwards has litigated this case pro-bono. For more information on this precedent setting case, the most recent, pending pleadings are available here.
On February 21, 2019, United States District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that “There Was a Violation of the Victims Rights Under the CVRA.”
Time – February 21, 2019 – Federal Prosecutors Violated the Victims’ Rights
New York Times – February 21, 2019 – Prosecutors Broke Law in Agreement Not to Prosecute Jeffrey Epstein
Washington Post – February 22, 2019 – Judge: Prosecutors’ Deal with Jeffrey Epstein in Molestation Case Violated Law, Misled Victims
Associated Press – February 21, 2019 – US Violated Victim Rights in Epstein Sex Abuse Case
Business Insider – February 22, 2019 – Judge Rules Federal Prosecutors Violated the Law
Politico – February 21, 2019 – Judge: Prosecutors Violated Law in Dealings with Jeffrey Epstein Victims
Reuters – February 21, 2019 – Prosecutors Violated Victims Rights Act