Jeffrey Epstein Back in NYC Jail Cell Following Injuries

The financier is being held without bail in a lower Manhattan correctional center, where he is reportedly on suicide watch

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Financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is back in jail after receiving treatment for injuries, according to the New York Post.

Epstein has been placed on suicide watch after being found injured in his cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, sources who are investigating the situation told the Post.

It’s unclear how Epstein, who was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, sustained his injuries, but local NBC affiliate WNBC reported that he was treated and is back in jail now.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center has not responded to a request for comment.

Epstein was arrested earlier this month and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors, but over a decade prior to that, he pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting a minor for prostitution. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and was released in 2009.

Federal prosecutors have said that Epstein sexually abused dozens of underage girls and paid many of them to recruit others. Investigators also said they found “nude photographs of what appear to be underage girls” during a search of his mansion after his arrest. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was denied bail last week.