One survivor warned the feds that Epstein had a way of evading justice. “I told them that they needed to look out for their victims,” she said. “I told them that if they were going to do this thing, they needed to really do it.”

His death hit these survivors that much harder because they had been given hope. They had been heard, seen, and believed. They were told they would have their day in court.

Those other powerful men with ties to Epstein, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton among them, would not impede a federal trial — and in fact, Epstein’s trial would mean more conspirators and participants would fall.

“They’re going to start digging into his life,” said Licata, “and start pulling out this spider web of people that were related to it.”