The Washington Post reports:
Federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed new sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, alleging the politically connected multimillionaire abused dozens of female minors at his Manhattan and Florida homes.
Epstein — who was arrested over the weekend and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan — had previously pleaded guilty to Florida state charges of soliciting prostitution to resolve allegations he molested dozens of girls. That arrangement has been widely criticized as too lenient. As part of the deal, he had to spend just more than a year in jail and was allowed to leave daily for work, and he never faced any federal exposure.
The new charges, brought by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, could lead to a much harsher penalty. He is charged in a two-count indictment with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy, for crimes that are alleged to have occurred between 2002 and 2005.
Federal prosecutors accuse financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually exploiting dozens of underage girls and paying victims to recruit others. https://t.co/1ytkVH7pfE
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 8, 2019
Three victims listed in the new charges against Epstein https://t.co/9rkJJPILSZ
— Katie Baker (@Katie_M_Baker) July 8, 2019
The charges against Jeffrey Epstein carry a *minimum* sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.
Indictment link below: https://t.co/4PXGxZKwvA
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 8, 2019
Stop putting Trump’s name in the same sentence as his friend Epstein’s NYC sex trafficking charges
It’s not like Trump ran a NYC “modeling agency” featuring girls of unknown age dubiously trafficked from overseas and paid little to no wages at the same time he was an Epstein pal
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 7, 2019