One label in the E. Epstein was charged in a bombshell page indictment in Manhattan Federal Court with conspiracy and sex trafficking charges that carry a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison. Between and he allegedly sexually abused dozens of minors as young as 14 years old at his Manhattan mansion and Palm Beach estate by enticing them to give him nude or partially-nude massages. Epstein, sporting a blue jail uniform and appearing exhausted, pleaded not guilty. Two of his accusers, Michelle Licata and Courtney Wild, were present in court. Former south Florida U.
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Jeffrey Epstein, Trump And Clinton's Friend, Charged With Sex Trafficking Underage Girls
On Saturday, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for the alleged sex trafficking of dozens of minors in New York and Florida between and In a criminal indictment unsealed Monday, federal prosecutors claimed that Epstein lured underage girls, some as young as 14, to his luxurious homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach under the guise of paying them cash for massages. He then molested them and encouraged them to recruit other young girls to return with them. The hedge-fund manager and former friend of presidents Trump and Clinton faced similar charges a decade ago but escaped federal prosecution via a widely criticized, shockingly lenient plea deal. After a decade of legal efforts by many of his victims — and, more recently, increased scrutiny from lawmakers and the media — Epstein faces prosecution by the notoriously tough Southern District of New York and a long prison sentence if convicted.
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A "vast trove of lewd photographs" of young-looking women or girls was confiscated from the New York City home of Jeffrey Epstein , federal prosecutors revealed Monday after a newly unsealed indictment accused the multimillionaire financier of exploiting a "vast network" of underage victims for sex. Epstein, 66, is accused of seeking out minors, some as young as 14, from at least through and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for sex at either his Manhattan townhouse or his estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He is being charged with one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking.
The photos in this gallery were taken to illustrate the U. This report serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U. The U. Department of State estimates between , and , people are trafficked across international borders each year. Millions more are enslaved within national borders.