Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead After Apparent Suicide
Jeffrey Epstein, a millionaire financier facing sex trafficking charges, was found dead in his jail cell, ABC News reported Saturday.
Epstein, 66, committed suicide, officials told ABC News. The news comes weeks after Epstein was found injured in his jail cell following an attempted suicide attempt, then was placed on suicide watch by authorities. (RELATED: Ben Sasse Calls On DOJ To Prosecute Epstein)
BREAKING: Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight in his Lower Manhattan jail cell – the federal lockup where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told @ABC News. https://t.co/h0xLCqIEbT
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2019
Epstein plead guilty to soliciting an underage prostitute in 2008 and spent 13 months in prison on a work-release program. Last month, Epstein was arrested and charged with sex trafficking after his private jet landed at a New Jersey airport.
Epstein was facing up to 45 years in prison.
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