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Focus On Victims At Town Hall On Jeffrey Epstein Saga; Herald To Launch Investigative Fund

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DANIEL A. VARELA
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MIAMI HERALD
Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown, center, and Miami Herald visual journalist Emily Michot, left, speak to moderator Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page editor, at a Perversion of Justice Town Hall at the Miracle Theatre, in Coral Gables.

The Miami Herald’s “Perversion of Justice” investigative team joined leading sex trafficking experts Tuesday night as they discussed the challenges, rewards and remaining questions of reporting on “one of the most lenient plea deals of a child sex trafficker” in the country.

“When I saw stories about Jeffrey Epstein, who molested dozens of women, he had fallen into a sort of footnote of story,” said Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown, who wrote the three-part series examining how the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami granted Epstein the deal.

“It was this storyline that really involved a lot of salacious details and did not address what I felt was the most important thing ... how did these prosecutors left him off the hook, essentially?”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.