Probe opened into whether Epstein committed sex crimes in France

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Paris prosecution services have launched an investigation to determine whether the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein, accused of multiple sex offences before he was found dead in his New York prison cell earlier this month, had committed crimes in France, where he owned and regularly used a luxurious property. 

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The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late US financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz’s office said in a statement on Friday, reports Reuters.