Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein arrested for alleged sex trafficking

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein arrested for alleged sex trafficking

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Epstein was the subject of a sweetheart prosecution deal after authorities investigated alleged sex with underage victims.

Billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in connection with federal sex trafficking allegations, law enforcement officials said.

The arrest stems from incidents spanning from 2002 to 2005, three law enforcement officials said.

Epstein, 66, of Palm Beach, Florida, had flown from Paris to New York when he was arrested in Teterboro, New Jersey, the officials said. The arrest was part of a joint NYPD and FBI investigation.

The New York Police Department, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the FBI declined to comment.

The Epstein case was led by SDNY’s Public Corruption Unit, working with the sex crimes division, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

Three senior law enforcement officials confirm that Jeffrey Epstein was in custody at Teterboro airport in New Jersey earlier today after flying into the U.S. on an overseas flight.

Separately, a senior law enforcement official briefed on the case says that Epstein is expected to face two federal charges for “dozens” of victims.

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