Nude photos of children seized from the house of the American billionaire
NEW YORK: Researchers took pictures of nudes of Manhattan town house of Jeffrey Epstein As part of a new investigation into the allegations, it exploited dozens of minors by sex, prosecutors said Monday.
That detail was mentioned by federal prosecutors on Monday as they unsealed an indictment charging Epstein with sex trafficking and made an appeal to other women who may have been abused by him as girls to come forward. They deserve their day in court and we are proud to stand up for them by bringing this indictment, said Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney in Manhattan.
Epstein, 66, is accused of engaging in sexual acts with dozens of vulnerable children, some of them 14 years old, during nude massage sessions and then paying them hundreds of dollars in cash. He also asked some of the girls to recruit other underage girls, the indictment said.
In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims to sexually exploit them in places like New York and Palm Beach, the indictment said.
Prosecutors said that from 2002 to 2005, Epstein and his employees engaged in sex trafficking, taking underage girls to their Upper East Side mansion and their palatial complex in Palm Beach, Florida. According to the indictment, Epstein used employees and assistants to arrange a sexual encounter with at least one girl at her residence in New York City and two in Palm Beach. Epstein is accused of performing naked massages, at which point he masturbates and touches his genitals with his hands or with sex toys. Accusations and sexual predation have haunted Epstein for decades.
For more than a decade, Epstein, a 66-year hedge fund manager, has avoided a long prison sentence, in large part due to a controversial deal with prosecutors in 2008. That deal protected Epstein from federal charges in Florida. Under the agreement, Epstein pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges and spent approximately one year in a Palm Beach jail.