Federal prosecutors have unsealed the criminal indictment against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, showing that he is accused of operating a sex trafficking ring targeting dozens of underage girls.
According to court documents obtained by CNN, the 66-year-old, who is already registered as a sex offender as the result of a 2008 plea deal, paid victims as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for so-called massages that he would then escalate to include explicit sex acts.
“Epstein typically would also masturbate during these sexualized encounters, ask victims to touch him while he masturbated, and touch victims’ genitals with his hands or with sex toys,” the indictment reportedly claims.
The court filings reportedly claim that some of the victims told Epstein they were underage. Epstein allegedly arranged some of the encounters himself, and in other cases directed employees to make arrangements for sexual encounters at his Palm Beach and New York residences.
As reported by CNN, the indictment says that Epstein must forfeit “any property that was “used to commit or facilitate” the alleged crimes, including his Upper East Side townhouse.
Epstein is expected to appear in court on Monday.
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