"Sheriff (Ric) Bradshaw takes these matters very seriously and wants to determine if any actions taken by the deputies assigned to monitor Epstein during his work release program violated any agency rules and regulations," deputies said in a news release obtained by WPTV. "All aspects of the matter will be fully investigated to ensure total transparency and accountability."
Epstein remained jailed Friday in New York, where he faces federal sex trafficking charges based on allegations he sexually exploited and abused dozens of girls between 2002 and 2005 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Beach County home. The charges carry a maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison, according to The New York Times.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges last week.
Epstein avoided significant jail time and federal prosecution as part of the 2008 plea deal in Florida. Scrutiny of the once-secret deal, detailed in a series of in-depth reports published last year by The Miami Herald, prompted Acosta to resign last week from his role as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Accused of Sexually Abusing Dozens of Girls