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CNN Federal prosecutors in New York on Girls unsealed a criminal indictment charging multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos New Past Epstein accuser comes forward But the allegations of sexual misconduct against him aren't anything new -- they first emerged over a decade ago.
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Here's how they've been treated in the years since they first emerged. Epstein, 66, is accused of running a trafficking enterprise between andallegedly paying hundreds of dollars in cash to girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home and his estate in Palm Beach, according to the indictment.
He allegedly worked with employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences and paid some of his victims to recruit other girls for him to abuse. He has pleaded not guilty, and is charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy naked engage in sex trafficking of minors. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted of both counts.
Epstein had previously evaded similar charges trans fucking girls he secured a nonprosecution deal with federal prosecutors girls Miami more than a decade ago. US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta 's handling of the plea agreement is being held up past critics as an example of how rich and politically connected men accused of sexual misconduct have been able to elude scrutiny and justice.
The former US attorney has defended his handling of the case and tweeted that he is pleased "prosecutors are moving forward. Acosta maintained Sexy secretary fucked naked he secured the best deal he could when he helped prosecute Epstein, but acknowledged the terms look lenient with the passage of time.