Epstein, who had been previously accused of molesting young girls, is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court on Monday, according to the person, who declined to comment publicly because the charges remain private.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said that although there is some overlap between the Florida and NY cases, one of the counts against Epstein is based entirely on NY victims. Prosecutors said Monday that agents seized nude photos of what appeared to be underage girls while executing a search on Epstein's mansion, leading to the possibility of still more charges.
Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to two counts of soliciting a prostitute and served 13 months in a Florida state prison.
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Epstein was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in federal court in NY on Monday.
"There is an extraordinary risk of flight, particularly given the defendant's exorbitant wealth, his ownership of and access to private planes capable of global travel, and his significant worldwide ties", prosecutors said in a court filing before Epstein's initial court appearance on Monday. His bail hearing is scheduled for Monday. Palm Beach investigators interviewed five alleged victims and 17 witnesses, according to the police files. This pattern continued from at least 2002 to 2005, the source said. "During the encounter, Epstein would escalate the nature and scope of physical contact with his victim to include, among other things, sex acts such as groping and direct and indirect contact with the victim's genitals", alleges the indictment unsealed in NY. Epstein or his associates would pay each girl a sum in cash, and if a girl lured others to Epstein's residences, he would pay both the "victim-recruiter" and the new girl hundreds of dollars, according to the indictment.
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Mr Berman appealed to anyone who may have been a victim or have information to come forward.
Mr Epstein, a politically-connected billionaire financier and onetime associate to the likes of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, was arrested over the weekend after returning to the USA on his private jet from a trip to Paris.
The indictment comes 11 years after Epstein cut a deal with attorneys in Florida to avoid a similar charge. It included: A former president, Bill Clinton; the U.K.'s Prince Andrew; powerhouse attorneys such as Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr, and Roy Black; and business contacts such as Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, and Leslie Wexner, the owner of retailer Victoria's Secret. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that Epstein's victims should have been consulted under the law about the agreement, and he is now weighing whether to invalidate it.
"I've known Jeff for fifteen years".
Federal prosecutors recently filed court papers in Florida case contending Epstein's deal must stand.
Judge Kenneth Marra is now deciding whether the non-prosecution agreement that protected Epstein from the more serious charges should still stand.