In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to felony charges of soliciting prostitution concerning a minor. He was subsequently sentenced to eighteen months in prison. He only served thirteen, and he was put on work release, which permitted him to come and go to an office outside the jail six days per week.
He also registered himself as a sex offender. Over the next several years, Epstein sexually exploited and abused countless young women who were minors. He implemented his crimes at his homes in Manhattan, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida. Also, Epstein paid some of his victims to recruit more young girls, whom he planned to molest. He allegedly had a preference for fourteen- year old girls. Recently, he was arrested in 2019 for sex trafficking.