A Federal appeals court yesterday upheld a 2007 deal between federal prosecutors and Jeffrey Epstein that had allowed the disgraced financier to avoid federal sex trafficking charges.
The court found that the deal did not violate his victims' rights.
"It's not a result we like, but it's the result we think the law requires," the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in its opinion.
It overturned a ruling by a federal judge last year voiding the agreement.
Epstein was arrested on new sex trafficking charges last year.
He hanged himself while in jail awaiting trial.