Investigators found “nude photographs of what appear to be underage girls” during a search of Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion after his arrest on sex trafficking charges, prosecutors say.
According to prosecutors, investigators found CDs in a locked safe, hand labeled with descriptions like “Young [Name] + [Name],” “Misc nudes 1,” and “Girl pics nude.”
Prosecutors say Epstein victimized girls as young as 14 by engaging in sex acts with them while they massaged him and were naked. They were paid in cash for the encounters and also paid for recruiting other girls, prosecutors said.
The indictment against Epstein was unsealed Monday during a news conference by Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Prosecutors made an appeal for other women who may have been victimized to come forward.
Later Monday, Epstein pleaded not guilty, but was ordered to stay in jail at least until his Thursday bail hearing, The Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office maintains the position that “Epstein should be detained pending trial,” Berman said during the news conference.
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