FILE PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein seems in taken for the New York State Division of Felony Justice Providers’ intercourse offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Felony Justice Providers/Handout/File Photograph by way of REUTERS.
(Reuters) – Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier dealing with federal intercourse trafficking expenses, dedicated suicide on Friday evening in his decrease Manhattan jail cell, a number of U.S. media shops reported on Saturday.
Epstein, who was arrested on July 6, had pleaded not responsible to expenses of intercourse trafficking involving dozens of underage women as younger as 14, from at the least 2002 to 2005.
The costs have been introduced greater than a decade after Epstein pleaded responsible to state prostitution expenses in Florida.
He was confined within the Metropolitan Correctional Middle in Manhattan whereas he appealed a district decide’s refusal to let him dwell beneath 24-hour guard in his dwelling on the Higher East Facet.
Final month, Epstein was discovered unconscious in his cell with accidents to his neck, media shops reported, citing unidentified sources.
Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall