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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested, charged for sex trafficking



Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested, charged for alleged sex trafficking

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with trafficking underaged girls for sex in New York and Florida, The New York Times has learned.

Epstein, who a decade ago received a lenient plea deal after being accused of paying girls for sexual massages in Florida, is expected to appear in a New York court on Monday.

The 66-year-old financier has long been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse against minors.

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In 2008, Epstein was sentenced to 13 months in prison, required to settle with his then teenage victims and register as a sex offender; He could have faced life in prison.

Epstein, who is friends with President Trump and former President Bill Clinton, avoided federal criminal charges in 2007 and 2008 after agreeing to a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to states charges of soliciting prostitution and served 13 months in a Florida county and registered as a sex offender.

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