FOX NEWS - Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking underage girls in New York and Florida. The 66-year-old financier has long been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse against minors.
Epstein's case is part of a joint FBI - NYPD investigation in New York and is expected to be publicly announced on Monday.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) July 7, 2019
This is a big case: https://t.co/FCRbT7C2Zo
NEW YORK POST - Epstein, a deep-pocketed socialite who has palled around with famous faces that include former President Bill Clinton, allegedly ran a seedy network of underage girls who were often coerced into doing Epstein’s sexual bidding. Despite him having more than 30 victims, in 2008, federal prosecutors quietly dropped charges against Epstein under the direction of then-Miami US Attorney Alexander Acosta
Epstein's arrest comes after a New York federal appeals court ordered last week the release of 2,000 pages of judicial documents related to Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell, who are suspected of taking part in an international sex trafficking operation.
He is due to appear in court in New York on Monday and could face up to 45 years in prison.