Exterior view of a 5-storey constructing on the Avenue Foch in 16th district, the place based on native media an residence belonging to Jeffrey Epstein is positioned in Paris, France, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
PARIS (Reuters) – A French youngster safety group stepped up stress on Tuesday for prosecutors to open an investigation into the actions in France of Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier discovered lifeless in an obvious suicide whereas being held on sex-trafficking costs.
The Innocence en Hazard group mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday it had written to the Paris public prosecutor to induce France to open an investigation into Epstein.
On Monday, Marlene Schiappa, France’s gender equality minister, had demanded an investigation into Epstein’s affairs in France.
Epstein was arrested on July 6 in New Jersey after his non-public jet landed on a flight from Paris.
He was registered as having a Paris deal with on Avenue Foch, one of many capital’s most unique addresses within the 16th district which sweeps down from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees space onto the Bois de Boulogne.
Epstein was discovered lifeless on Saturday, having apparently hanged himself in his cell on the Metropolitan Correctional Middle (MCC) in decrease Manhattan. The 66-year-old had pleaded not responsible to federal costs of intercourse trafficking involving dozens of ladies as younger as 14.
Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Modifying by Janet Lawrence