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Social media personality ‘Real Tarzann’ arrested on burglary, battery charges in Florida

A Florida man known on social media as “The Real Tarzann” for his apparent connection with wild animals is facing burglary and battery charges after he was arrested Friday.

Jail records show that Michael Holston, 25, has been charged with burglary with assault or battery, felony battery, and misdemeanor battery. He was being held without bond.

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Michael Holston, famous online for his wildlife content, is facing battery charges.  (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation)

The circumstances surrounding Holston’s arrest were not immediately clear. However, WPLG reported that a judge ordered him to stay away from two men. The station identified one of the men, Jason Leon, as a South Florida python hunter who caught a 17-foot-long snake at Big Cypress National Preserve in 2017.

Holston is known online as a wildlife advocate, boasting 5.8 million Instagram followers and more than 510,000 YouTube subscribers. His Instagram page shows his numerous interactions with wild animals, including giraffes, lions, and sharks.

After of Saturday afternoon, Holston’s Twitter account, which had 41,600 followers, was suspended.

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Holston previously worked with Miami-Dade’s Zoological Wildlife Foundation, where he filmed some of his videos. The organization told the Miami Herald it was “very surprised at Holston behaved” the day of his arrest, but declined to elaborate.

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Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch before death, official says

Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch when he apparently killed himself in the New York jail where he was being held on child sex trafficking charges, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the New York Post Saturday.

Lee Plourde told the Post that Epstein, 66, was not “currently” on suicide watch, but declined to give further details. The Associated Press reported that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch at the end of July, adding that he had been placed on watch and given daily psychiatric evaluations following an incident in which he was found with bruising on his neck. It remains unclear whether those injuries were the result of an assault or a suicide attempt.

The wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, officials said. Epstein was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Epstein had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He was accused of trafficking underage girls for sex and had pleaded not guilty.

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that he had been housed in the jail’s Special Housing Unit, a heavily secured part of the facility that separates high-profile inmates from the general population. Until recently, the same unit had been home to the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who is now serving a life sentence at the so-called Supermax prison in Colorado.

The disclosure that Epstein was not on suicide watch is likely to further infuriate his alleged victims as well as public officials who have demanded a full investigation into his death. It is also expected to increase questions about how how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of such high-profile inmates. In October, Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred.

“Unequivocally, he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision,” former federal prison warden Cameron Lindsay told the AP, adding that if Epstein’s suicide is confirmed, it would represent “an unfortunate and shocking failure.”

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This July 1, 2019 photo shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center, in New York. Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Attorney General William Barr in a letter Saturday to investigate the death.

“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse wrote.

On Friday, more than 2,000 pages of documents were released related to a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers. The records contain graphic allegations against Epstein, as well as the transcript of a 2016 deposition of Epstein in which he repeatedly refused to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.

Sigrid McCawley, Giuffre’s attorney, said Epstein’s suicide less than 24 hours after the documents were unsealed “is no coincidence.” McCawley urged authorities to continue their investigation, focusing on Epstein associates who she said “participated and facilitated Epstein’s horrifying sex trafficking scheme.”

Other accusers and their lawyers reacted to the news with frustration that the financier won’t have to face them in court.

“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed the pain and trauma he caused so many people,” accuser Jennifer Araoz said in a statement.

Brad Edwards, a Florida lawyer for nearly two dozen other accusers, said that “this is not the ending anyone was looking for.”

“The victims deserved to see Epstein held accountable, and he owed it to everyone he hurt to accept responsibility for all of the pain he caused,” Edwards said in a statement.

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Epstein was arrested July 6 over allegations that he abused young girls from 2002 to 2005 in his Upper East Side townhouse and his Palm Beach, Florida mansion.

Prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform massages on Epstein. Investigators also found a trove of photos depicting nude and seminude young women and girls.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Connecticut man accused of social media threat to local Puerto Rican festival

A Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday for a social media post that police say implied a threat to the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, according to reports.

Jeffrey Hanson, 53, of Orange, Conn., was charged with breach of peace and held on $50,000 bond, Fox 61 reported.

Sources told the station that Hanson, using the screen name “Jake Wilson,” posted an online comment to a local news story about the festival, saying that the gathering was “why we need 30 round magazines.”

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The festival was taking place as scheduled Saturday.

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Mugshot for Jeffrey Hanson, 53, of Orange. Conn. (New Haven Police Department)

New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes told the station the comment was ‘not a credible threat” but had caused concern ahead of the celebration, the station reported.

“It certainly makes us feel a little bit more demoralized to see that there are people that have such hate in their heart,,” Reyes said, “but that’s why we do what we do and what we do every day, is try to bring unity in a world that at some times tries to be divisive

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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp issued a statement commending the police for their quick response “to this particularly troubling incident.”

“In New Haven, we will not allow hate, racism, gender bias, or elitism divide us as a city,” Harp said, according to the New Haven Register. “In New Haven, we will defend equally the rights of all — in this case, the rights of Puerto Rican Americans — to assemble peacefully to celebrate their culture and their traditions.”

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The festival was held one week after a gunman who told police he was targeting “Mexicans” killed 22 people and wounded 24 others in a shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart.

“Now it’s one group, next week it can be another and at one point it could be your group,” Harp told Fox61. “So I would suggest to people who think they are superior to others that we are all the same, we are all one human family and we should take care of one another.”

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Naked couple caught in vehicle outside Michigan police department

A Michigan couple was issued with a summons after they were found naked in the back seat of a vehicle outside a suburban Detroit police department.

The incident happened shortly after midnight Aug. 1 in Birmingham, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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Their vehicle aroused the suspicion of an officer who was parking his own vehicle, according to WDIV-TV.

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Bloomfield Police Department in Bloomfield, Mich. (Google Maps)

The rear windows were fogged up and the vehicle was parked in a spot reserved for “municipal vehicles only,” the station reported.

After approaching the vehicle the officer found a man and a woman who were both naked. He was a 24-year-old man from Clinton Township; she was a 25-year-old woman from Sterling Heights, according to the station.

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The summonses were for disorderly conduct.

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Service member killed during mission in Iraq, US military says

The U.S. military says a service member has died today during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq.

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U.S. soldiers assigned to Bandit Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. The U.S. military says a service member has died today during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Leland White)

The statement by the Combined Joint Task Force as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) says the service member died on Saturday in the Ninewah province. OIR is an operational name for the military against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The service member was advising and accompanying the Iraqi Security Forces on a planned operation when he was killed, according to the release.

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Iraqi forces launched an anti-ISIS operation north of Baghdad in July, aimed at getting rid of the Islamic State group north of Baghdad and the surrounding areas. Although Iraq declared victory over ISIS in 2017, the group has continued to carry out insurgent tactics across the country.

There have been 84 U.S. military casualties during Operation Inherent Resolve since it began in 2014 and three total deaths involving civilians, according to the Department of Defense.

In comparison, Operation Iraqi Freedom totaled 4,410 military casualties between 2003-2010.

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The U.S. says the name of the service member is being withheld until after next of kin have been notified.

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Johns Hopkins professor fired for jeopardizing student safety, report

A Johns Hopkins associate research professor has been fired from the University for jeopardizing student safety after he attempted to break into a Maryland campus building with bolt cutters to stop a student protest.

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A Johns Hopkins associate research professor has been fired from the University for jeopardizing student safety after he attempted to break into a campus building with boltcutters to stop a student protest. iStock.

Around midnight on May 7, Daniel Povey, 43, led a break-in of Garland Hall in the middle of the night during a monthlong sit-in by students protesting a bill that would implement an armed campus police force and the school’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A sit-in is a form of nonviolent protest that involves people occupying an area to promote political social or economic change.

Povey says he was frustrated by the protesters after they blocked windows and chained doors, forcing the administration to close the building during the final week of the school’s spring semester. Povey, a speech recognition researcher was responsible for maintaining servers for Hopkin’s Center for Language and Speech Processing, located inside Garland Hall, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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“Being frustrated as the prospect of a long siege at Garland where our computer servers live, I organized a group of what I called “counter-protesters” to try to regain control of the building from the students,” Povey said in a statement. “This was on the evening of May 8th; there was a scuffle and I was carried out of the building by the protesters. They then made allegations to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), saying that I had attacked them.”

Povey also posted the termination letter online, which carries out on Aug. 31, to give students under him the time to find a new advisor.

The OIE has been investigating the allegations that Povey engaged in violent and aggressive behavior during the incident at Garland Hall, as well as complaints that his conduct was racially motivated. The investigation from the OIE used a quote from Povey saying “we were met with more violence than we anticipated,” as an admission of guilt. During the lockdown of Garland Hall, seven protesters were arrested, four of them being students.

“By your own admissions, your actions were premeditated and you expected that your actions could result in a violent confrontation with students and others in or around Garland Hall,” the termination letter from Vice Dean for Faculty, Andrew Douglas stated. “In fact, you believed the group of non-affiliates you brought with you could become violent. As a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, you created a dangerous situation that could have ended in serious harm to our students, yourself, and others in the community.”

Povey argued that quote stemmed from him shrugging to lawyers after they asked if he was confident the non-affiliated group brought to Garland would be able to follow instructions no matter what happened.

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In the statement released by Povey, he argued the protesters actually harmed and scratched him. He also believes “whites, or white males are being discriminated against.” and he is expected to behave like a “neutered puppy-dog”

Hours before he tried to break into Garland, Povey showed up with signs that read “Enough With The Progressive [expletive],” “Don’t Make Me Tell Your Mom” and “Let us get back to work.”

“It was clear to me they weren’t going to get what they wanted and they were wasting our times,” Povey told the Baltimore Sun.

Povey was originally placed on administrative leave following the incident before being fired.

Hopkins spokesperson Karen Lancaster in a statement, “the safety, security, and protection of our students and others are of paramount importance to the University. “[based on the] undisputed facts of the case, the University took interim and now permanent action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community.”

The sit-in group met with University administrators to discuss the new police force and the school’s contracts with ICE on July 24, with the next meeting scheduled for Aug. 15.

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“I may not have my job,” Povey said, “but at least I still have my dignity and my independence of thought.”

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Jeffrey Epstein apparent suicide in federal lockup raises questions

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide Saturday in a New York City federal lockup is raising questions as the FBI investigates.

Prison officials were already investigating after the 66-year-old financier was found unconscious in his Manhattan Correctional Center jail cell July 23 after a possible suicide attempt.

The incident prompted his move to a suicide-watch unit, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal last month.

When Epstein was found Saturday he was no longer on suicide watch, according to NBC, but it wasn’t clear when that came to an end.

Those demanding answers included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who tweeted, “We need answers. Lots of them.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted he agreed with AOC.

“Chairman @RepJerryNadler should prioritize a Judiciary investigation into how Jeffrey Epstein died in federal custody (in Nadler’s own neighborhood!) over the Kavanaugh confirmation (which already happened), and the Russia hoax (which never happened),” Gaetz said.

Bureau of Prisons officials ruled Epstein’s death an apparent suicide, saying he was found unconscious in his cell in the downtown Manhattan facility around 6:30 a.m.

“Staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued,” Bureau of Prisons spokesman Lee Plourde said. “Mr. Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff. “

Epstein was being held at MCC without bail after his arrest July 6 on charges of sexually abusing young girls in New York and Florida.

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This July 1, 2019 photo shows the Manhattan Correctional Center, in New York. Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday.  (AP)

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein said on Twitter Saturday that pedophiles facing federal charges are at high risk for suicide.

“Detained pedophiles require special attention,” he said. “Stopping people from harming themselves is difficult.”

In the July incident, Epstein was found on the floor of his cell with bruising around his neck, according to The New York Times.

A law enforcement official told the paper at the time his injuries were not serious and another person briefed on the matter said officials had not ruled out the possibility he had been assaulted by another inmate or had staged the incident.

His cell-mate then was Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer facing murder charges, the Times reported. A lawyer for Tartaglione, Bruce Barket, of New York, said at the time that “any insinuation that he had assaulted Mr. Epstein is a complete and utter fabrication.”

Inmates in federal custody who are placed on a suicide watch are kept under constant observation by staff or trained inmate observers, according to federal regulations.

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The observers are required to document what they see in a log book.

According to the regulations, an inmate can be moved from suicide watch when it is determined by a psychologist that the inmate “is no longer at imminent risk for suicide” or has been transferred to a hospital.

Epstein and Tartaglione’s cell was in an area of MCC called 9 South, a special unit apart from the facility’s general inmate population, Bloomberg News reported last month.

On 9 South Epstein and other inmates are allowed to leave their cell for an hour of recreation each day and to confer with lawyers, The Wall Street Journal reported last month.

The paper said Epstein spent much of his time in the bottom bunk of a windowless 8-by-8 foot cell.

MCC inmates population numbers about 800. Most are awaiting trial.

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Prominent inmates have included Cesar Sayoc, who was just sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending bombs to prominent Democrats, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manfort.

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Convicted murderer, 77, given life sentence for stabbing he committed after deemed ‘too old to be a threat’

A 77-year-old man previously deemed “too old to be a threat” was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing a woman in front of her children, four decades after he was convicted of a nearly identical crime.

Albert Flick was convicted last month stabbing 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie 11 times while her twins watched on a Maine sidewalk in 2018.

Prosecutors said the elderly man was infatuated with Dobbie, who he met at a shelter while she was waiting on an apartment in Farmington. Witnesses said he routinely followed Dobbie and her twin sons to bus stops, the local library, and Dunkin’, before eventually stabbing her in front of a laundromat.

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In a Monday, July 15, 2019 photo, Albert Flick, sits in court at his murder trial in Auburn, Maine. A jury convicted Flick on Wednesday in the 2018 death of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

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The broad daylight attack in front of the laundromat and Flick’s purchase of two knives were caught on surveillance video.

“He is a monster,” Lori Moreau, a friend of Dobbie told AP. “I hope he rots in hell.”

Judge MaryGay Kennedy said on Friday that the attack on Dobbie was premeditated and Flick showed no remorse for his actions, saying ‘nah’ when the judge asked if he had anything to say, according to the Sun Journal.

Flick had a long history of violence against women and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing his wife, Sandra Flick, 14 times after she served him with divorce papers in 1979.

A judge who sentenced him for assaulting another woman said in 2010 that Flick would no longer represent a threat because of age by the time of his release in 2014. The judge disregarded the recommendation of the prosecutor and probation officer for a longer sentence.

During Flick’s trial last month, prosecutors told the jury that Flick took action because Dobbie was planning to move away.

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Albert Flick, left, stands beside his defense attorney, Allan Lobozzo, as the jury delivers a guilty verdict at his murder trial in Superior Court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Auburn, Maine. A jury convicted Flick on Wednesday in the 2018 death of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie. (Steve Collins/Sun Journal via AP)

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“The obsession became ‘If I can’t have her, I will kill her,’ and that’s exactly what he did,” Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis said.

Defense attorney Allan Lobozzo said there was no indication that Flick posed a threat to society.

Caitlin Jasper, one of the alternate jurors during the trial told the Sun Journal she felt sorry for the victims 11-year-old children and the three men who witnessed the attack.

“It was soul-crushing for them, and they’ll never be able to forget it,” said Jasper.

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Susan Dobbie, the victim’s mother, is in the process of adopting the twins. She and Dobbie’s sibling plan to provide a home for the boys in Massachusetts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Jeffrey Epstein dead: Timeline of sexual abuse allegations and related legal cases

Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls, was found dead early Saturday morning in his Manhattan jail cell.

The initial call to the jail was cardiac arrest. There was no immediate confirmation on how he died, but multiple reports said Epstein died by suicide.

Epstein’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Fox News on Saturday that he could not “confirm the rumor” that his client had killed himself.

Here is a timeline of the Epstein case leading up to his eventual death:

March 2005 – A 14-year-old girl and her parents report that Jeffrey Epstein molested her at a mansion in Palm Beach. She said a female acquaintance and classmate at Royal Palm Beach High School had taken her to the house to give him a massage in exchange for money.

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April 2005 – Palm Beach police begin trash pulls at Epstein’s home, discovering a telephone message for Epstein with the girl’s name on it, and a time that matched the time that she told police she was there. They find the names and phone numbers of other girls on message slips in his trash.

October 2005 – With the police probe in full swing, one of Epstein’s assistants calls one of the girls just as she is being questioned by police. Investigators begin interviewing more girls, as well as Epstein’s butlers, who tell them that Epstein had frequent visits from girls throughout the day. On Oct. 20, they execute a search warrant at his house on El Brillo Way in Palm Beach.

May 2006 – Police sign a probable cause affidavit charging Epstein and two of his assistants with multiple counts of unlawful sex acts with a minor. The Palm Beach state attorney, Barry Krischer, instead refers the case to a grand jury.

June 2006 – The grand jury, after hearing from only one girl, returns an indictment of one count of solicitation of prostitution. The charge does not reflect that the victim in question and others were minors.

July 2006 – Epstein’s powerhouse legal team tries to negotiate a deal with the State Attorney’s Office. Lawyers discuss a deferred prosecution in which Epstein would enter a pretrial intervention program and serve no jail time.

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July 2006 – After pressure from the Palm Beach police chief, the FBI opens a federal investigation, dubbed “Operation Leap Year.’’ Documents list the possible crime as “child prostitution.’’

November 2006 – The FBI begins interviewing potential witnesses and victims from Florida, New York and New Mexico.

May 2007 – As the U.S. Attorney’s Office prepares to present the case to a federal grand jury, Epstein’s attorneys request a meeting to discuss the investigation.

June 2007 – A 53-page indictment is prepared by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as, simultaneously, plea negotiations are initiated with Epstein’s legal team.

July 2007 – Grand jury subpoenas are issued for Epstein’s computers, which were apparently removed from his Palm Beach home prior to the police search.

August 2007 – The U.S. attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, enters into direct discussions about the plea agreement; a motion to compel production of Epstein’s computers is delayed.

September 2007 – Federal prosecutors draw up several federal plea agreements that are rejected by Epstein and his attorneys. Epstein signs a nonprosecution agreement on Sept. 24, but his attorneys continue to delay his court appearance.

October 2007 – With the non-prosecution agreement still being debated, Acosta meets with Epstein lawyer Jay Lefkowitz at the West Palm Beach Marriott on Okeechobee Road to discuss finalizing a deal. Among the terms agreed upon: that the victims would not be notified, that the deal would be kept under seal and all grand jury subpoenas would be canceled.

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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell together in 2005 (Getty)

November 2007 – Epstein’s lawyers object to an addendum to the agreement. The provision called for a special master to appoint an attorney to represent Epstein victims’ rights to civil compensation.

December 2007 – The two sides continue to debate the addendum. Epstein attorney Kenneth Starr asks for a review of the agreement by the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, further delaying its execution. Victims are told the investigation is continuing.

January 2008 – Epstein attorney, Lefkowitz, calls Acosta, telling him his client will not go through with the agreement because it requires him to register as a sex offender.

February 2008 – With the plea negotiations and the Justice Department review still in limbo, the FBI continues its probe, locating more witnesses and evidence.

March 2008 – Preparations are made for a new federal grand jury presentation. In court documents, the U.S. Attorney’s Office notes that Epstein’s victims are being harassed by his lawyers, who are not specifically named.

May 2008 – The Justice Department issues finding that, if a plea deal is not reached, Epstein can be federally prosecuted.

June 2008 – Epstein’s lawyers revisit plea negotiations, and on June 30, Epstein appears in a Palm Beach County courtroom. He pleads guilty to state charges: one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. He is sentenced to 18 months in jail, followed by a year of community control or house arrest. He is adjudicated as a convicted sex offender who must register twice a year in Florida.

July 2008 – Epstein’s victims learn about his plea in state court after the fact. They file an emergency petition to force federal prosecutors to comply with the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act, which mandates certain rights for crime victims, including the right to be informed about plea agreements and the right to appear at sentencing.

August 2008 – Epstein’s victims learn that he has already been sent to jail, and that the federal investigation is over. They seek to have his plea agreement unsealed, but federal prosecutors argue against releasing the agreement, commencing a yearlong court battle to learn the terms of Epstein’s plea bargain.

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This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

October 2008 – Epstein begins work release from the county stockade. He is picked up by his private driver six days a week and transported to an office in West Palm Beach, where he accepts visitors for up to 12 hours a day. He returns to the stockade in the evenings to sleep.

7 July 2009 – Epstein is released from the Palm Beach County stockade, five months early. He must register as a sex offender and is on probation for a year, confined to his Palm Beach home except to travel to his office in West Palm Beach. However, records show he frequently makes trips to Manhattan and to his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

August 2009 – Palm Beach Police Capt. George Frick finds Epstein walking along A1A in the middle of the afternoon, when he was supposed to be at work in his office in downtown West Palm Beach. Epstein says he is walking to work, even though the location where he is found is not a direct route to his office. His probation officer says Epstein has permission to get some exercise.

September 2009 – The federal non-prosecution agreement is made public. By September, at least a dozen civil lawsuits have been filed by women who allege they were molested by Epstein when they were underage. Epstein begins the process of settling them out of court.

November 2009 – One of Epstein’s former butlers tries to sell to an undercover FBI agent a black book filled with the names of hundreds of girls and young women that Epstein allegedly procured for sex and massages. The butler tells FBI agents he witnessed nude underage girls at Epstein’s pool and had known that the millionaire was having sex with them. He also said he saw pornography involving underage girls on Epstein’s computers. The butler/houseman, Alfredo Rodriguez, is later charged with obstruction of justice and sentenced to federal prison. He dies in 2015. The contents of the black book become public as part of several civil lawsuits.

April 2010 – Flight logs obtained as part of civil lawsuits against Epstein show an assortment of politicians, academics, celebrities, heads of state and world leaders flying on Epstein’s jets in the early 2000s. Among them: former President Bill Clinton, former national security adviser Sandy Berger, former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana and lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

March 2011 – Two of Epstein’s victims file a motion in federal court accusing the government of violating their rights by failing to notify them about the plea deal and keeping it secret. Among other things, they want the plea deal invalidated in the hopes of sending Epstein to prison. They accuse federal prosecutors of deceiving them with “false notification letters.’’

September 2011 – U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra rejects the U.S. Attorney’s Office argument that it was under no obligation to notify victims prior to striking a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein because there were no federal charges filed against him. The decision marks a victory for Epstein’s victims, but the case will drag on for seven more years.

November 2011 – Epstein must register in New York as the highest and most dangerous level of sex offender, despite efforts by him and the New York District Attorney’s office to lower the classification. A Level 3 status means “high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists,” according to the state’s guidelines.

March-December 2012 – Calling himself a “celebrated philanthropist’’ and a “renowned educational investor,’’ Epstein undertakes a public relations campaign to counter bad press about his sexual exploits. His foundation donates millions to scientific research and sponsors global conferences on ways to achieve world peace and save the planet. He funds cancer and educational research projects around the country.

January 2015 – Virginia Roberts files court papers in Florida claiming that she was forced by Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew and lawyer Alan Dershowitz when she was underage. In a sworn affidavit, she provides photographs of her with the prince and with Epstein’s close associate, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. She claims Maxwell worked as Epstein’s madam, which she denies. Dershowitz and the prince deny her claims as well, setting off a series of legal actions between Dershowitz and Roberts’ attorneys that are later resolved in an out-of-court settlement.

April 2015 – A federal judge rules that Roberts cannot join the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act lawsuit and that her affidavit — accusing Prince Andrew and Dershowitz of having sex with her when she was underage — be stricken from the case. Dershowitz said the ruling meant he was vindicated. However, the judge does not address the veracity of Roberts’ claims, writing: “The factual details regarding with whom and where the Jane Does engaged in sexual activities are immaterial and impertinent to this central claim.’’

September 2015 – Roberts sues Maxwell in federal court in New York, claiming that Epstein’s alleged madam defamed her in public statements in the media. The lawsuit is widely viewed as a vessel for Epstein’s victims to expose the scope of Epstein’s crimes. Several civil 9 lawsuits filed the same year allege that Epstein and Maxwell operated an international sex trafficking operation.

June 2016 – A lawsuit is filed in Manhattan by a woman who once used the name Katie Johnson, claiming that she was raped by thenpresidential candidate Donald Trump at a party at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 1994 when she was 13 years old. Trump and Epstein both categorically deny it ever happened.

November 2016 – Johnson backs out of a press conference just days before Election Day, saying she had been threatened and was fearful. She later drops the lawsuit.

February 2017 – President Trump nominates former Miami federal prosecutor Acosta as U.S. secretary of labor. Acosta is compelled at his confirmation hearing to briefly address questions about the deal he approved for Epstein. One lawmaker requests more records from the Epstein case. Acosta is confirmed.

June 2017 – President Trump nominates former Miami federal prosecutor Acosta as U.S. secretary of labor. Acosta is compelled at his confirmation hearing to briefly address questions about the deal he approved for Epstein. One lawmaker requests more records from the Epstein case. Acosta is confirmed.

December 2018 – Epstein settled a defamation lawsuit brought against him by a lawyer for some of the accusers, Bradley Edwards, who said Epstein tried to derail his representation of the women and ruin his career. In settling, Epstein apologized and agreed to pay an undisclosed amount.

February 2019 – The Justice Department said it had opened an investigation into federal prosecutors’ handling of Epstein’s plea deal. The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility wrote in a letter Wednesday to U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, that it would examine whether professional misconduct occurred in the highly publicized case.

February 2019 – U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that federal prosecutors overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sexual-abuse case violated the law by concealing from his underage alleged victims the existence of the plea deal that shielded Epstein from federal charges. 10 Concealing the deal violated the 2004 Crime Victims’ Rights Act, a statutory bill of rights for victims of federal crimes, Judge Marra concluded

July 2, 2019 – A sealed indictment was filed charging Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors

July 6, 2019 – Epstein is arrested in Teterboro, New Jersey

July 8, 2019 – Epstein indictment is unsealed. Epstein pleads not guilty at his arraignment.

July 12, 2019 – Labor Secretary Acosta announces he will step down

July 18, 2019 – Epstein is denied bail

July 23, 2019 – Epstein reportedly found unconscious and with neck injuries in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center

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August 9, 2019 – Virginia Roberts Giuffre, named two prominent Democratic politicians – former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson, in more than 2,000 documents unsealed by federal prosecutors. The papers included affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in the lawsuit Giuffre filed against Epstein and his associated, Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015

August 10, 2019 – Jeffrey Epstein found dead in his Manhattan jail cell

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A 13-year-old Florida boy was hospitalized Friday after he was impaled by an umbrella at a Massachusetts beach, authorities said.

Gloucester first responders responded to a call around 1:40 p.m. Friday after reports that an umbrella at Good Harbor Beach had become dislodged and struck a young victim in the left shoulder, Boston 25 reported.

“Went up in the air and hit a couple of ladies in the head and came down and impaled the poor boy right in the armpit and there was blood everywhere,” witness Laura Wood, of Rawley, told the news station.

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An EMT and a nurse who were already at the beach rushed to help the teenager — who was visiting from Florida — until first responders arrived.

Gloucester fire captain Nick Ouellette told Boston 25 that the boy was alert and talking before he was transported to Beverly Hospital for treatment.

“To my best guess, it was a freak accident,” he said.

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The boy is expected to recover.

“If there’s any lesson to be learned [it’s] that people have to get those anchors,” Stephanie Peters of Cambridge told Boston 25. “That’s the only thing, get those plastic anchor things and it’s not going to blow away, but if you just stick in the sand that’s what’s going to happen.”

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