FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)
The unfolding saga of the billionaire financier pedophile Jeffrey Epstein continues to take turns for the worse. It’s now being reported by federal agents who raided Epstein’s home that nude photos of underage girls were discovered among Epstein’s property.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors revealed the information during a press conference on Monday:
Prosecutors say federal agents investigating wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein found “nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls” while searching his Manhattan mansion.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a press conference Monday agents discovered the photos while executing a search warrant following Epstein’s arrest Saturday on sex trafficking charges.
The 66-year-old Epstein is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005.
Epstein will appear in court later on Monday. How he’ll try to defend himself against possession of child pornography is anyone’s guess, but at this point, it’s likely he won’t get away with much of anything.
In the meantime, as my colleague Joe Cunningham noted, Epstein is noted to have connections to both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, and a political war has begun in the wake of Epstein’s arrest to try to put the connections more firmly on one side or the other. Investigators are likely going to search for all of Epstein’s connections, and if either of them is found to have involvement, then you can expect this case to become the legal event of the century.