Billionaire Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured In NY Jail Cell

Corrections officers found Jeffrey Epstein, a Tier 3 sex offender, nearly unconscious with injuries to his neck.

New York, NY – Convicted pedophile and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was discovered nearly unconscious in his cell after a potential suicide attempt on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Correctional Center officers found the 66-year-old Tier 3 sex offender sprawled on the floor of his cell with injuries to his neck, the New York Post reported.

The exact cause of his neck injuries was unclear, but investigators said he may have harmed himself in order to be transferred out of the jail facility.

The possibility that he was attacked by another inmate has also not been ruled out, according to the New York Post.

Epstein was transported to a local hospital for treatment, FOX News reported.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, according to his plea agreement, CNBC reported.

He was sentenced to 13 months in prison but spent the bulk of his sentence out on work release or in the private wing of the prison.

Epstein was also required to register as a sex offender in Florida, CNBC reported.

The sex offender registration was in connection with the shady plea deal made in 2008 with then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, who went on to become Secretary of Labor under President Donald Trump.

Acosta was forced to resign from the administration after Epstein’s arrest on July 6 revealed the questionable details of the prior plea agreement.

In February, the U.S. Department of Justice began investigating how Epstein’s case was handled by federal prosecutors at the time, CNBC reported.

That deal is currently being challenged in federal court in Florida, FOX News reported.

On July 8, Epstein was federally indicted on charges that between 2002 and 2005, he preyed on “dozens” of underage girls in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, and used his victims to create and maintain a “vast network” by paying them to recruit new underage girls for him to sexually abuse.

According to the indictment, Epstein paid victims as young as 14 hundreds of dollars to engage in sexual acts with him at his New York and Palm Beach mansions, FOX News reported.

Then he also paid his victims hundreds of dollars to recruit more underage girls for him to sexually abuse.

"In so doing, Epstein maintained a steady supply of new victims to exploit," federal prosecutors said, according to FOX News.

Epstein ultimately built a network that allowed him to continuously “sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls,” the indictment said.

Prosecutors said that Epstein or his assistants invited underage girls to his Manhattan residence to give the billionaire a massage, FOX News reported.

"The victims, who were as young as 14 years of age, were told by Epstein or other individuals to partially or fully undress before beginning the 'massage,'" the indictment read. "During the encounter, Epstein would escalate the nature and scope of physical contact with his victims to include, among other things, sex acts such as groping and direct and indirect contact with the victim's genitals."

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said investigators searched Epstein’s New York mansion after his arrest on July 6 and found nude pictures "of what appeared to be underage girls," FOX News reported.

Epstein had been on the radar of federal authorities and the subject of investigation for years.

During the time when he was racking up his latest charges sexually assaulting children, he should have been checking in with NYPD’s Sex Offender Monitoring Unit (SOMU) every 90 days in the Manhattan criminal courthouse, the New York Post reported.

Police sources told the New York Post that the whole thing made no sense.

“The NYPD can’t modify a court order,” a police source said. “If the judge says he has to report here, he has to report here.”

NYPD told the New York Post that it had believed Epstein wasn’t required to check in because his primary residence was his private island in the Caribbean.

But that exact argument was tossed by New York Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz back on Jan. 18, 2011 when Epstein’s defense attorneys tried to make it.

That was the same bizarre hearing where the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office tried to help Epstein get labeled as a Level One sex offender instead of the more rigorous Level Three classification, the New York Post reported.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office has since said that was a mistake made by an attorney who no longer works for them.

But that doesn’t explain why the district attorney’s office has done nothing to make Epstein comply with the judge’s order to check in.

The officer assigned to monitor Epstein has repeatedly complained to Vance’s office that the billionaire was not in compliance, but sources said the only thing the district attorney’s office did about it was to instruct the officer to send a letter to the sex offender reminding him of his reporting requirement, the New York Post reported.

Vance’s office denied that allegation and pointed the finger back at NYPD.

“The NYPD — which is the agency responsible for monitoring SORA compliance — has repeatedly told us that Mr. Epstein was in full compliance with the law,” a spokesman for Vance’s office told the New York Post.

A failure-to-report violation is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison – and an additional seven years in prison for each subsequent violation.

The New York Post estimated that Epstein has missed 34 check-ins since he was given the Level Three sex offender status.

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton fended off numerous questions about her and former President Bill Clinton’s travel to Epstein’s private Caribbean island aboard his private jet known as the “Lolita Express.”

Epstein now faces charges of sex-trafficking and sex-trafficking conspiracy, USA Today reported.

Prosecutors have said they consider Epstein to be a serious flight risk and have asked a judge to hold the billionaire pending trial, FOX News reported.

Comments (30)
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BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Why doesn't it surprise me that Bill and Hillary Clinton were friends with this sicko?

usac95
usac95

too bad this scum bag didnt die save the us taxpayers all that $$$ for trials

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Maybe one of the guards did it. Hopefully, there is video of the incident.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

You would think his money would buy protection. That boy in deep shit!

Janken
Janken

To bad the Clinton's screwed up

new2lv2
new2lv2

Like the title of the story said ¯_(ツ)_/¯

61mouse
61mouse

Maybe it was one of his past victims

alicefae
alicefae

Has it occurred to anyone that inmates hate sex offenders? They aren’t treated gently in jail or prison

oldbat
oldbat

I think he just had an accident in the shower.

Astroserf
Astroserf

I hope he lives long enough to name names. Otherwise I could care less what happens to him.

Wish505
Wish505

History has proven if you get put behind the big doors and you are found to be a child creepy by the population your days left breathing on this earth are questioned.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the Clinton's were involved in this. They have a long string of bodies behind them starting from when Slick Willie was governor of Arkansas.

Lbw654
Lbw654

Hills Hit on him failed!! Gotta suicide him another way!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

You mean his billions of dollars couldn’t save him? What did you expect mr billionaire, you’d live happily ever after? Negative!!!! Better start stocking up on honey buns and ramen to trade for protection if that ass. I give him 6 months after he recovers, then we’ll be reading about “billionaire sex offender found dead in cell. Honey buns and ramen noodles missing”