BREAKING: Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Shut Down FBI Probe Into Jeffrey Epstein’s Child Sex Trafficking Ring, Sentencing Him to Only 13 Months in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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BREAKING: Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Shut Down FBI Probe Into Jeffrey Epstein’s Child Sex Trafficking Ring, Sentencing Him to Only 13 Months in Prison 

Women’s Group Demands Congress Move to Impeach Acosta for ‘Travesty of Justice”

WASHINGTON, DC—UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy group, is calling on Congress to impeach Trump Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, after shocking revelations in a Miami Herald investigative report show that as then-US attorney in Miami, Acosta cut a deal with multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein that sentenced him to just 13 months in jail in 2008 for assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls, sexually assaulting them behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day.

The report says Acosta forged a ‘non prosecution’ deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys—a former colleague—essentially shutting down the FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other wealthy perpetrators who took part in Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring. The deal was struck in exchange for Epstein pleading guilty to two state prostitution charges, despite his victims being well below the age of consent and serving only 13 months in a private wing at the Palm Beach County.

Karin Roland, Chief Campaigns Officer at UltraViolet, issued the following statement in response, calling on Congress to begin proceedings to impeach Acosta immediately:

“This latest revelation about Secretary Acosta is yet more proof that the Trump administration is rotten to the core with sexual abusers and their enablers. American workers—especially women—do not need a Labor Secretary who would rather halt an investigation to shield wealthy sexual abusers from prosecution than protect sexually trafficked teenagers. Sexual harassment and assault are rampant in the American workplace, and we cannot trust Acosta to oversee labor policy.

“Congress must begin proceedings to impeach Acosta immediately.”

For more information, or for interview with an UltraViolet spokesperson, please contact Yasmina Dardari at (407) 922-8149 or by email at yasmina@unbendablemedia.com.

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UltraViolet is a community of more than one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism.