Federal Prosecutors Formally Request to Interview UK’s Prince Andrew in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Investigation
American federal prosecutors are formally requesting to speak to the UK’s Prince Andrew as part of their investigation into billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes.
Federal prosecutors who continue to investigate the associates of the now-deceased sex criminal have been investigating his connections with Prince Andrew for some time now. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman suggested that the royal, who has been disgraced and essentially fired from the royal family for his association with Epstein, was declining to cooperate with the American investigation while publicly claiming that he was doing so.
“Contrary to Prince Andrew’s very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein’s co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation,” said Berman.
Andrew was de facto retired from the royal family following a controversial interview in which he failed to clearly explain why he declined to end his relationship with Epstein after the financier was convicted of soliciting underage prostitutes in 2009.
One woman who was trafficked to Epstein’s infamous ‘Pedophile Island’ in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia Roberts, has accused the Prince of raping her while visiting Epstein on the island, an allegation the royal denies.
American prosecutors are making the request to interview the Prince through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, an agreement that essentially serves as an international subpoena process between the United Kingdom and the United States.