Sen. Ben Sasse: 'Jeffrey Epstein has evaded justice for too long'
Sen. Ben Sasse is calling on the Justice Department to take a strong stand in holding billionaire Jeffrey Epstein accountable following his
The Senator issued the following statement after Epstein's arrest on Saturday:
"Jeffrey Epstein has evaded justice for too long - this child rapist belongs in prison and should not be allowed to post bail and hurt more girls.
"This monster received a pathetically soft sentence last time and his victims deserve nothing less than justice. Justice doesn’t depend on the size of your bank account, this billionaire can’t be let out just because he can cut a bail check. The Justice Department needs to see this through."
NEW YORK (AP) - Law enforcement officials say that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.
Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday on charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s.
The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the pending case.
Epstein is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court. A message was sent to his attorney seeking comment.
Epstein's arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.
Epstein has been previously pleaded guilty to solicitation charges.