“While the charged conduct is from a number of years ago, it is still profoundly important to the many alleged victims, now young women. They deserve their day in court, and we are proud to be standing up for them by bringing this indictment.” So said US Attorney Geoffrey Berman as Jeffrey Epstein was indicted in NY. NPR: Wealthy Financier Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors. (Editor’s Note: I’ve seen many headlines that use words like abuse or sex trafficking. Those are poor substitutes for words — like rape and molestation — that better describe the kinds of monstrosities we’re dealing with here. And he’s not a Billionaire charged with sex trafficking. He’s a child molesting monster who happens to have more than a billion dollars.)

+ Great investigative reporting kept this case alive and could dredge up facts a lot of powerful people don’t want dredged. Keep your hands and feet in for this ride. Here’s the Miami Herald story that really got things rolling. How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime.

+ More alleged victims have come forward in the last 36 hours. Here’s the latest from CNN.