By Emily Saul
A Manhattan federal judge has officially dismissed the federal indictment against dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Prosecutors asked Judge Richard Berman to toss the case last week, following the 66-year-old’s Aug. 10 suicide while incarcerated at a Lower Manhattan jail.
Berman signed off on the dismissal Thursday — but not before a marathon Tuesday hearing in which he allowed dozens of women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein to publicly share their stories.
The judge wrote in his decision to dismiss the case that the emotional proceeding “underscores the significance of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.”
Epstein was allowed to quietly plead guilty in 2008to charges of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. The victims were not told until much later — which a Florida federal judge recently ruled was in violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Epstein was arrested in July 2019 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of minors.
While a medical examiner declared Epstein’s death a suicide by hanging, his demise has spawned conspiracy theories galore, with his own defense attorneys asking Berman to lead an independent inquiry into the pervert’s passing.
While US Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s office has not announced any charges against Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators — including his longtime gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell — he has repeatedly stated that the prosecutors’ investigation is ongoing.
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