Probe launched into suspected Epstein sex crimes in France

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The Paris prosecution services announced on Friday that they have launched a preliminary investigation into suspected “rape” and “sexual assault”, notably of minors, in connection with the activities in France of the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein and others connected to him. The investigation, which has received claims by ten people in France that they were victims or witnesses of sexual violence committed by Epstein and his entourage, will seek not only evidence of crimes that may have been committed in France, but also those involving French victims or perpetrators committed abroad.

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The Paris prosecution services on Friday launched a preliminary investigation into suspected “rape”, “sexual assault”, notably of minors, and “criminal conspiracy” in connection with the activities in France of the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein and others connected to him.