Federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) say Epstein procured dozens of underaged girls, some as young as 14, and had them transported to his New York and Florida mansions.
He "enticed and recruited, and caused to be enticed and recruited minor girls...to engage in sex acts with him, after which he would give the victims hundreds of dollars in cash."
He also used those underaged girls to help him procure other underaged girls, prosecutors say.
Epstein "sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan, New in New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations," the indictment reads.
Watch MSNBC's report:
BREAKING: Unsealed indictment: Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking and molesting underage girls; accused of seeking out minors, some as young as 14, from at least 2002 through 2005 and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for sex. https://t.co/xT6PMancMt pic.twitter.com/tsYVnbD43f— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 8, 2019
The full indictment can be read here.
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