1999-2002 – Virginia Roberts [Jane Doe # 3] claims to have served as a & # 39; sex slave & # 39; for Jeffrey Epstein and was obliged to participate in sexual activities with him and some of his high-profile friends.
March 2005 – Florida authorities are launching a probe in Epstein after a mother calls and claims that her daughter has been molested on his Palm Beach estate.
May 2006 – A statement of the probable cause is filed by the Palm Beach police after the investigation of sexual batteries against Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson, sworn. It calculates Epstein with four counts of immoral and lustful behavior for illegal sex with a minor. Five victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed and claimed that Epstein was engaged in illegal sexual behavior. Meanwhile, Sworn was accused of taking advantage of offering young girls to Epstein, while Kellen was responsible for keeping a black book with the names and contact details of these minors in her capacity as Epstein's assistant.
May 2006 – Barry Krischer, the prosecutor in Palm Beach, referred the case to a grand jury.
June 2006 – The grand jury gives a charge against one count of the request for prostitution. This indictment does not indicate that the individual in question was a minor. Only one girl testifies before the grand jury.
July 2006 – Palm Beach police chief is increasingly irritated by the lack of progress that his investigation into the legal system is making and convinces the FBI of a federal investigation. It is called Operation Leap Year and the possible crime under investigation is & # 39; child prostitution & # 39 ;.
November 2006 – Operation Leap Year starts to take effect when the FBI starts interviewing potential witnesses and victims from the three states that Epstein owns: Florida, New York and New Mexico.
June 2007 – The US prosecutor draws up a long indictment as Epstein's federal probe comes to an end, while at the same time Epstein begins negotiating a possible plea agreement.
July 2007 – A new series of grand jury subpoenas will be issued, including the one for Epstein's computers. When the police go to take home those summons on Epstein & # 39; s Palm Beach, they discover that they have all been removed.
August 2007 – The American lawyer at the time, Alex Acosta, joins the Epstein negotiation talks.
September 2007 – Epstein signs a non-prosecution agreement on 24 September following the rejection of several plea agreements. His criminal charges are then postponed to the Palm Beach County State Office.
October 2007 – Acosta meets with Epstein & # 39; s lawyer Jay Lefkowitz to finalize the terms of the plea agreement. It has been agreed that the victims will not be informed, that the deal will be sealed and that all the subpoenas of the grand jury will be canceled – including those for Epstein & # 39; s computers, which were still free.
January 2008 – After months of demands, Epstein and his lawyers say they will no longer accept the plea agreement because he is forcing him to register as a sex offender.
February 2008 – A civil lawsuit is brought against Epstein by an anonymous woman, in which it is stated that as a 16-year-old minor she was recruited to give Epstein a paid massage. She is claiming $ 50 million, claiming that she was then violence to perform sexual acts on Epstein.
March 2008 – A federal grand jury presentation is planned after the FBI probe. Lawyers for Epstein start harassing victims with phone calls and one of his investigators is accused of wanting to run the father of a victim off the road.
March 2008 – A second woman is filing a civil action against Epstein.
May 2008 – It is announced that the federal case against Epstein can continue in the case without any plea.
June 2008 – On June 30, Epstein pleads guilty of one count of the request for prostitution and one count of the request for prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. Both are state costs and he has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
July 2008 – Epstein & # 39; s victims learn from the plea agreement, but it will be another 10 years before they are informed of all the details, including the fact that the victim was 16 in the charge to which Epstein had made a guilty plea and not 14 as the women were led to believe. Because of this, Epstein could not register as a sex offender in several states, such as New Mexico, where he has a ranch. An emergency call is submitted to the Crime Victims Act, which stipulates that victims are informed about advocacy agreements and the right to appear at a conviction. It is being ignored.
August 2008 – Epstein & # 39; s agreement cannot be unlocked for victims to see it being ruled in court, with federal prosecutors fighting to keep the data hidden from the public.
October 2008 – Epstein begins with the release of the county stockad, where he is transported six days a week to an office where he is able to work and entertain visitors. He returns to the palisade in the evening.
December 2008 – A judge grants Epstein's request to travel to New York for a day and then an extended stay. He says it's a lawsuit, but after a first filing there is no follow-up in the case.
July 22, 2009 – Epstein has been released from prison.
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