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Billionaire arrested on sex trafficking charges

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/08/19, 12:28 pm

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is scheduled to face a federal judge in Manhattan on Monday on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy dating to the early 2000s. Police arrested Epstein in New York on Saturday. He is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 at his homes in Florida and New York, prosecutors said Monday.

Epstein is a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump. A once-secret plea deal he made on similar charges in 2008 is receiving renewed scrutiny and being challenged in federal court. Then–federal prosecutor Alex Acosta, now the U.S. secretary of labor, agreed to the deal, which allowed Epstein to plead guilty to lesser state charges and avoid a possible life sentence. Epstein instead served 13 months in jail.

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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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    Posted: Mon, 07/08/2019 04:48 pm

    I'm sure Epstein is a long time supporter of Planned Parenthood.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 02:49 pm

    I’m betting there will be some extremely ugly revelations about other prominent persons during the course of this case.  

    Wouldn't even be surprised if Epstein suffered a “heart attack” and suddenly died before he has a chance to say much. 

  • Ann Marshall
    Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 06:17 pm

    I appreciate the courage of those who investigated Epstein and brought further charges. "He who sups with the Devil should use a very long spoon": to challenge the status quo of such a powerful and well-connected individual is to trade the long spoon for very short one. I hope healing for the victims will be furthered by this action.