Prosecutors unsealed an indictment against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, revealing two counts of child molestation involving “dozens of minor girls” as young as 14 between 2002 and 2005 in New York and Florida, according to Bloomberg.
The case was unsealed early Monday in Manhattan federal court, where Epstein is slated to make an appearance and will likely seek release on bail. Prosecutors have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference to discuss the case.
According to the indictment, Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan… and Palm Beach,” per ABC7.
#breaking Jeffrey Epstein indictment unsealed moments ago. The Manhattan billionaire faces two counts of sex trafficking. Indictment says he “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan… and Palm Beach.” #abc7NY
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) July 8, 2019
Epstein, 66, was arrested on Saturday at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, after arriving from France on a private flight, according to the New York Times.
In 2008 Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, serving just 13 months after cutting a sweetheart deal with current labor secretary, and then US Attorney, Alex Acosta.