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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex-Trafficking Women and Girls

HeadlineJul 08, 2019

Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein is set to appear in federal court in Manhattan today facing sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday. The New York Times reports Epstein is accused of running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls—some as young as 14 years old—to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens, and potentially hundreds, of underage girls in Florida. But he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida—now Trump’s labor secretary—Alexander Acosta cut what’s been described as “one of the most lenient deals for a serial child sex offender in history.” We’ll have more on this story after headlines.

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