Jeffrey Epstein dead aged 66 – Billionaire paedo ‘kills himself’ in jail after ‘underage sex slave’ claims

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PAEDO billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in prison –  law enforcement sources in New York revealed this afternoon.

The incident comes two weeks after Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.

Epstein had pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking charges in New York
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Epstein had pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking charges in New York[/caption]

A stretcher carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7.30 am.

The ambulance went to New York Downtown Hospital, reports the New York Post.

Law enforcement officials confirmed on August 10 he had taken his own life at MCC Manhattan, which is where is had been held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

Epstein was busted on July 6 over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm, Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

Court documents allege that at least 40 underage girls were brought to Epstein’s mansion for sexual encounters.

He was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

FBI agents are also said to have broken down the door to his Manhattan townhouse.

He pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking charges in New York and could face 45 years in prison if found guilty.

On July 18, a federal judge said that the disgraced financier presented a “danger to the community” and must stay in one of New York’s toughest prisons while he awaits a trial over the sex trafficking accusations.

The shamed financier was locked up amid fears he would flee the country.

He was caught with piles of cash and a fake Saudi passport in his £60million Manhattan mansion during the raid, prosecutors said in court on Monday.

Attorney Spencer Kuvin, who represents three of Epstein’s accusers, says he “sees lots of similarities” between the banker and shamed paedophile British TV star Jimmy Savile.

He had pleaded not guilty and faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Who is Jeffrey Epstein and what is he accused of?

Jeffrey Epstein is a US financier who was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008.

He was arrested on July 6, 2019 for sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York.

Epstein was arrested on July 6, 2019 on sex trafficking charges.

Court documents allege that at least 40 underage girls were brought to Epstein’s mansion for sexual encounters.

He was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

FBI agents are also said to have broken down the door to his Manhattan townhouse.

He pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking charges in New York and could face 45 years in prison if found guilty.

On July 18, a federal judge said that the disgraced financier presented a “danger to the community” and must stay in one of New York’s toughest prisons while he awaits a trial over the sex trafficking accusations.

The shamed financier was locked up amid fears he would flee the country.

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