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Report: Jeffrey Epstein Arrested in New York for Alleged Sex Trafficking of Minors

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York City on Saturday on sex trafficking-related charges, according to multiple reports.
NBC 4 New York, citing sources, reported court documents state that Epstein allegedly had sexual encounters with dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach, Florida residence. According to authorities, the politically connected hedge fund manager employed “female fixers” who sought out the girls from all over the world for such encounters. Some of the girls were allegedly transported to his homes in New York City, New Mexico, and a private Caribbean island, according to court documents.

Law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York that Epstein is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday.

“It’s been a long time coming—it’s been too long coming,” David Boies, an attorney who represents a pair of Epstein accusers, said in a statement to the Daily Beast. “It is an important step towards getting justice for the many victims of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise.

“We hope that prosecutors will not stop with Mr. Epstein because there were many other people who participated with him and made the sex trafficking possible,” added Boies.

The development comes after a federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the unsealing of nearly 2,000 pages of records related to a civil case that may contain lurid claims about the sexual history of the wealthy investor.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling relates to records in a since-settled defamation case after Epstein in 2008 pleaded guilty in Florida to state charges of soliciting and procuring a person under age 18 for prostitution.

He was sentenced to 13 months in jail and was required to reach financial settlements with dozens of his once-teenage victims. Epstein, now 66, also was required to register as a sex offender.

Attorney Alan Dershowitz, the Miami Herald Co., and independent blogger Michael Cernovich sought the unsealing of records in the case. Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor who had worked on Epstein’s legal defense, sought the unsealing of records to fight what he called “outrageous and impertinent allegations” made against him, the 2nd Circuit noted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Dean Perry

    July 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Trump has to be very, very nervous now…

    • Ahzz

      July 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Wrong Again As Usual Dunce Dean.
      Trump has NOTHING to worry about…..
      but no doubt Bill Clinton is shaking in his loafers right about now!

      • paulette barrow

        July 8, 2019 at 12:13 am

        @AHZZ,EXACTLY,TRUMP WENT ONE TIME TO THAT ISLAND AND NEVER WENT BACK AS FAR AS IV READ,BUT THE CLINONS EVEN HILLARY HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES,I BELIEVE TRUMP IS BEHIND EXPOSING EPSTEIN,THATS WHY THEY DONT WANT HIM AS RES HE KNOWS TO MUCH ABOUT TO MANY

    • paulette barrow

      July 8, 2019 at 12:11 am

      @DEAN ,NO TRUMPS NOT NERVOUS,WHY WOULD HE BE,HE WENT ONE TIME TO EPSTIENS ISLAND SAW WHAT THE HELL WAS UP AND NEVER WENT AGAIN BUT CLINTONS ON THE OTHER HAND HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE TIMES,WHO DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND EPSTIEN GETTING CAUGHT????

  2. Ahzz

    July 7, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Pervert Slick Willy Clinton’s little butt-buddy.

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