Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Dies By Suicide: Report
President Donald Trump’s longtime friend multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was jailed on sex trafficking charges, has died by suicide, law enforcement officials said on Saturday.
Epstein, 66, was taken from New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center Saturday morning in cardiac arrest and died at an area hospital, officials told CNN.
He had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by New York federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14 years old.
News of Epstein’s death comes a day after hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed in New York federal court, alleging new details of sexual abuse claims against Epstein and several associates, including President Trump.
This is a developing story and will be updated.