Keyword: sex trafficking

French modelling agent and Epstein associate jailed

Modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, who was an associate of disgraced late US financier Jeffrey Epstein to whom he is accused of trafficking women and minors as well as also raping and assaulting models in France, has been formally placed under investigation and remanded in preventive detention following his arrest at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Wednesday.

French modelling agent close to Jeffrey Epstein arrested

Jean-Luc Brunel in November 2017 in Paris. © Document Mediapart Jean-Luc Brunel in November 2017 in Paris. © Document Mediapart

French modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, who allegedly procured young women and minors for the late Jeffrey Epstein, was taken into police custody for questioning on Wednesday at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport as he prepared to board a flight to Senegal. Brunel, 74, is a central figure in ongoing investigations into Epstein’s suspected sex-trafficking network in France, and is himself accused by several women of rape and sexual assault.