The financier is being held without bail in a lower Manhattan correctional center, where he is reportedly on suicide watch
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Financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is back in jail after receiving treatment for injuries, according to new reports.
The New York Post and local NBC affiliate WNBC report Epstein has been placed on suicide watch after being found injured in his cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, citing sources who are investigating the situation. It’s unclear how Epstein, who was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, sustained his injuries, but he was treated and is back in jail now.
A request for comment from MCC has gone unanswered.
Epstein was arrested earlier this month and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors, but over a decade prior to that, he pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting a minor for prostitution. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and was released in 2009.
Federal prosecutors have said that Epstein sexually abused dozens of underage girls and paid many of them to recruit others. Investigators also said they found “nude photographs of what appear to be underage girls” during a search of his mansion after his arrest. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was denied bail last week.
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