The Latest: Epstein accusers vow to continue to seek justice

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida lawmaker and lawyers for some of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers say they will continue to seek justice despite the financier's death by suicide.

State Sen. Lauren Book has pushed for an investigation into the lenient treatment Epstein received while serving a sentence on prostitution solicitation charges in Florida.

She said Saturday that she would push to bring to justice those who helped Epstein even though his accusers will not get their day in court.

Sigrid McCawley is a lawyer for an Epstein accuser. She said "the reckoning of accountability begun by the voices of brave and truthful victims should not end" with Epstein's death.

Another attorney, Spencer Kuvin, said it's clear Epstein "saw that he was going to be held accountable." He said the accusers will continue to seek justice "against those that stood by."