According to a report from the Associated Press, federal agents have uncovered “nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls” while conducting a raid of Democratic Party-funder Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion.
Epstein, the 66-year-old convicted sex criminal, was brought up on new charges Saturday for the sex trafficking of minors. He is expected to appear in court later on Monday where prosecutors will demand he remain incarcerated as his trial is pending, believing him to be a flight risk.
“If you believe you are a victim of this man, Jeffrey Epstein, or if you have evidence or information related to the conduct alleged in the indictment unsealed today, we want to hear from you,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman said to potential victims during a press conference today.
Prosecutors are asking the Judge in the case to forfeit Epstein’s mansion, estimated to be worth $37 million. They executed a search warrant there on Saturday, kicking in his doors and allegedly finding the explicit pictures of children during a sweep.
“The charges are very serious, and they carry a maximum of 45 years in jail, which to someone of Epstein’s age is basically a life sentence,” Berman said.
The U.S. Attorney alleges that Epstein paid girls “hundreds of dollars in cash” to participate in sexual acts at his Manhattan and Palm Beach, FL mansions. The 14-page indictment was released today, and can be seen in full here.
“Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18, including because, in some instances, minor victims expressly told him their age,” the indictment reads.
Big League Politics will continue to cover Epstein’s prosecution as the situation develops.
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