Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell Saturday morning.

by Holly Matkin and Christopher Berg

New York, NY – Convicted pedophile and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was discovered nearly unresponsive in his jail cell Saturday morning.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center correction officers found the 66-year-old Tier 3 sex offender hanging in his cell at around 6:30 a.m., according to ABC News.

He was transported to New York Downtown Hospital in cardiac arrest before he was declared dead.

Epstein had been jailed while facing charges for sexually abusing and trafficking children.

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.”

Comments (31)
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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Everybody has been warning about this case!!!! Because a lot of big names especially the Clintons would be involved, he needed to be put in protective custody or he would end up dead. And BAM!! He's dead!!! I'd be checking the bank accounts of the employees at that jail to see who got paid to make this happen!! Sick freaks!!

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy,” “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

I wonder who made this statement....oh it was donald j. trump our commander in chief. Sound to me as if he knew Epstein was sleeping with kids.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

So you mention the Clintons relationship but fail to mention Trump's relationship? Trump is alleged to have visited the private island just like the Clintons were. If you're going to call folks out, call them all out.

cbanderson
cbanderson

Wow, just wow .... this is either another “suspicious-circumstance death” of yet ANOTHER individual with compromising information on the Clintons (what’s the count on those now .... 22+/-?) or an attempt at “witness protection” by the Feds. Who knows .... either way it’s yet ANOTHER astoundingly bizarre twist to yet another bizarre case in the circle of the “beltway elite”. We, the taxpaying American people, have GOT to put an end to this elitist control of America and American politics. Now!

dbosse
dbosse

Clinton's have anyone that could hurt their reputations killed. It's happened too many times to be natural. Someone working in that jail will be able to retire as soon as the pressure is off. Good riddance to this pervert, but now any investigations on who else is involved will stop.

TexasYankee
TexasYankee

You knew it was just a matter of time before he would die of "natural causes" or "suicide" as this is the Clintons choice of how to eliminate anyone that can testify to the Clintons criminal activity. After all, serial rapist Bill had his name listed 23 times on the "Lolita Express". Too bad though, would have been nice to get more of these criminals off the streets.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

So does that mean "orgy island" is closed for business?

LEO0301
LEO0301

The FBI, headed by the Clintons who came out of retirement to over see the investigation, will be looking closely at this reported suicide.

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Not a chance being a suicide....... Epstein is at the peak of the pedophile deep state that behind the Pizzagate scandal..... There's a whole underworld of evil that exists in our country and we all live on the outer edges of it only glimpsing small pieces of it...... Definitely murdered

xenonman
xenonman

My only problem with this scumbag being dead is the fact that, since he did without being convicted, he legally remains an innocent man. That means that all of his ill-gotten property may now pass on to his designated heirs, rather than being confiscated.