Jeffrey Epstein a Florida-based billionaire is said to have been arrested and charged for alleged sex trafficking involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.
Billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday and is set to face charges including sex trafficking minors among other sex crimes brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan, in federal court in New York on Monday. Epstein had previously evaded a similar charge when he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami.
According to CNN’s law enforcement source, the charges contained in a sealed indictment, involve alleged sex trafficking crimes committed between 2002 and 2005. The indictment alleged that the crimes occurred in both New York and Palm Beach, Florida.
The case has however been assigned to a team of federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, along with some in the public corruption unit, have been assigned to the case.
Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is said to be one of the prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the case.
Two months earlier, Epstein had settled a separate lawsuit that could have allowed for several of his accusers to tell their stories in open court.