"This child rapist belongs in prison and should not be allowed to post bail and hurt more girls."

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee, released the following statement after child rapist Jeffrey Epstein was charged with sex trafficking. Sasse has repeatedly pressed the Department of Justice to make sure that Epstein pays for his horrendous crimes.

"Jeffrey Epstein has evaded justice for too long - this child rapist belongs in prison and should not be allowed to post bail and hurt more girls," said Senator Sasse. "This monster received a pathetically soft sentence last time and his victims deserve nothing less than justice. Justice doesn’t depend on the size of your bank account, this billionaire can’t be let out just because he can cut a bail check. The Justice Department needs to see this through."