Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a Manhattan jail:
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the New York Post Saturday.
A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.
Two weeks ago, Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.
The multimillionaire financier was being held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges.
Epstein was busted July 6 over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm, Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005. He pleaded not guilty and faced up to 45 years in prison.
Authorities believe it was a suicide, but who knows. There were apparently several powerful, high-profile individuals tied to Epstein’s pedophile ring. Countless fortunes, careers, and reputations could have been ruined if Epstein ever had to appear in court. A self-identified victim, Virginia Giuffre, claims she was forced to perform sex acts with Maine Senator George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, money manager Glenn Dubin and MIT professor Marvin Minsky.
Does Epstein’s death mean the criminal investigation against people within his pedophile ring is over? We shall soon find out.