According to CNN New York the Multimillionaire investor and sex trafficker,Jeffery Epstein, has committed suicide. This has been confirmed by two law enforcement.
Due to a cardiac arrest the 66-year-old was taken from New York Correctional Center to an area hospital. But he did not survive and died.
Epstein was being treated in the medical unit of the detention center and was given a CPR. But around 6:40a.m. his condition deteriorated and he was taken to the hospital where he died.
Epstein has been charged with the sex trafficking of dozens of teenage girls and had been jailed since the start of July.
Several new charges of sexual abuse had come up against Epstein when news of his death came. Although Epstein’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
After some marks had been detected on Epstein.s neck, resulting from an unsuccessful suicide attempt, he had been placed on a suicide-watch.
At that time the jail authorities were not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or the result of some attack. Epstein had also told the authorities that he had been attacked and called a child predator.
According to the Federal Prosecutors he used employees and associates to trap teenage girls and bring them to his place where he sexually abused them. Sometimes he used his victims to recruit other girls.