In addition to a tangle of civil lawsuits involving Epstein’s victims, there is also a criminal investigation that survived Epstein’s suicide, after which Manhattan U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman issued a statement: “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the indictment—which included a conspiracy count—remains ongoing.”

Based on all the court filings by Epstein’s victims, as well as news investigations, the largest target to a criminal prosecution is likely Maxwell.

She could be key to explaining not only Epstein’s criminal activities but also the enduring mystery of how Epstein gained his fortune and maintained his lavish lifestyle, which included high-profile friends including Bill Gates, Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Intriguingly, federal officials raided Epstein’s New York mansion after his arrest, reportedly taking away lots of records.

Today, Virginia Roberts Giuffre is a mother of three living in Australia. But she’s determined not to let anyone forget what happened in those exclusive homes. How were powerful people allowing this to happen, she rhetorically asked on Panorama. She doesn’t buy their excuses, including those of a member of the royal family: “I’m calling BS on this because that’s what it is.”