The FBI has expanded their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein by using more witnesses claiming to have been a victim of his sex trade, some of whom could help the authorities figure out what Prince Andrew & # 39; s connection was to the disgraceful financier who died by suicide in his New York prison cell in August.
Former sex slave, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, had accused the Duke of York of having sex with her when she was a minor in many US states at the age of 17 and claimed to be offered while in Epstein's home. Ghislaine Maxwell's ex-girlfriend was in London.
But the probe was dropped by the British Metropolitan Police in 2015 and this week a former Florida agent who worked as a Palm Beach County sheriff in the 2009 Epstein pedophile case claimed that the FBI had obscured Prince Andrew's involvement.
FBI has expanded their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein (left) and will interview more alleged victims in the next two months who could reveal details about the connection of Prince Andrew (right) with the disgrace billionaire
Virginia Roberts Giuffre (17 years old) claimed in a court case that had been initiated in 2015 that she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York (left) in the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell (right)
Andrew met the disgraced man in 1999 and only flown twice to his private life, including with Giuffre in 2001. He visited Epstein & # 39; s house in New York in 2013. They are depicted in December 2010, after Epstein was released from a short period in prison for the 2009 case in which he was sentenced as a pedophile
Now the Federal Bureau of Investigation will interrogate about 100 victims who were 14 or 15 years old when the alleged sex trade took place through Epstein.
Prince Andrew is said to have seen Epstein only twice a year, who committed suicide at the age of 66. They met in 1999 and the royal flew twice on the financier's private jet – including once in 2001 with Giuffre.
It is claimed that the 35-year-old Giuffre & # 39; s account is not the only one investigating the FBI – which has already identified 80 victims – regarding Prince Andrew, 59.
He also visited Epstein & # 39; s house in New York in 2013 and it is now claimed that more witnesses could reveal details about his friendship with Epstein.
& # 39; The US investigation focuses on several potential victims hoping to provide more information about Prince Andrew and his connection to the Epstein case, & # 39 ;, sources from the US Department of Justice told The Sunday Times. & # 39; They are not going to reject it (claims related to Andrew) because he is royal. & # 39;
The publication reports that Scotland Yard investigators have been informed and are ready to support the investigation.
Alleged victims will be interviewed in the course of the next two months, The Sunday Times reported.
Giuffre, now 35, speaks at a press conference outside a Manhattan court on August 27
Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations against him and said that she & # 39; false & # 39; and & # 39; unfounded & # 39; goods.
Buckingham Palace has referred to earlier denials in reference to his connections with Epstein, who was awaiting trial after being accused of sex trafficking by dozens of women when he committed suicide.
But the British royal power has not recently spoken to erase its name.
Former head of Royal Protection at Scotland Yard, Dai Davies, who oversaw Prince Andrew's security at the end of 1990, said a probe was vital when it comes to the well-being of the general public in the UK.
John Mark Dougan, a former Navy and former sheriff & # 39; s deputy in Palm Beach County who now resides in Russia, had worked for the sheriff's office in 2005, the year it started an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein and possibly always have inside information about Epstein and Andrew
He said that an investigation in the & # 39; public interest & # 39; Davies added to The Sunday Times: & I thought it was in Prince Andrew's interest to resolve this matter. Any remaining doubt or insinuation must be removed by a clear, unambiguous, structured investigation. & # 39;
John Mark Dougan, a former naval and former sheriff's representative from Palm Beach County who now resides in Russia, had worked for the sheriff's office in 2005, the year it started an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein and possibly always have inside information about Epstein and Prince Andrew.
& # 39; I'm sure the FBI is involved in some kind of cover-up about Epstein, & # 39; said Dougan Times. & # 39; That could definitely include Andrew's role, or it could be that senior FBI people visited the house and didn't want to reveal it. & # 39;
Dougan fled the US in 2016 because he was investigated in an unrelated hacking case and he has accused police of child abuse, corruption and Nazi websites.
He claims to have backups of files from the old case.
& # 39; My copies of the files will never be released unless something unusual happens to me because they are my guarantee of security for me and my family in the US & # 39 ;, said Dougan.
In the meantime, it has been reported that Prince Andrew has hired a new special adviser to lead a PR "fightback" following the Epstein scandal.
Jason Stein, who developed a reputation as "master of dark art" in Westminster, will start as Duke secretary of communications next month.
Stein, 28, lost his job earlier this month when Mrs. Amber Rudd retired as Secretary of Work and Pensions in protest against the removal of the whip of 21 Tory MPs after they rebelled against the government to get a No Deal Brexit. stop.
Earlier this month, Virginia Roberts Giuffre went on American TV to repeat claims that Epstein forced her to have sex with the duke three times, the first in 2001 when she was 17.
The prince violently denies the allegations that were thrown away by an American judge in 2015 because they are & # 39; intangible and impudent & # 39; goods.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said about the allegations: “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any statement to the contrary is incorrect and unfounded. & # 39;
In a 2017 newspaper interview, Andrew admitted that he did not care about criticism and said, "You don't always get it right. . . it does not bother me. It is just part of the rich carpet of life. & # 39;
Mr. Stein and Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the deal last night.
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