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The Duke of York could be summoned to Paris to help French prosecutors investigate suspected rape and sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. It is not known whether the duke ever visited Epstein in his apartment in Paris (photo)

French prosecutors could call Prince Andrew to Paris to help investigate Jeffrey Epstein's rape claims

  • The American financier and convicted sex offender owned a luxury apartment in the most exclusive street of the French capital
  • It is not yet known whether the duke ever visited Epstein in this apartment
  • Epstein took 11 trips to Paris in the year before committing suicide in his prison cell
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The Duke of York could be summoned to Paris to help French prosecutors investigate suspected rape and sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein.

The American financier and convicted sex offender owned a luxury apartment – with photos of naked young women on the walls – in the most exclusive street of the French capital.

The Mail on Sunday understands that the US authorities have started sharing information with the French police, who will investigate the claims that two 12-year-old girls have been abused after being considered a & # 39; birthday gift & # 39; before flying from France to the US for Epstein.

The Duke of York could be summoned to Paris to help French prosecutors investigate suspected rape and sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. It is not known whether the duke ever visited Epstein in his apartment in Paris (photo)

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The Duke of York could be summoned to Paris to help French prosecutors investigate suspected rape and sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. It is not known whether the duke ever visited Epstein in his apartment in Paris (photo)

Remy Heitz, chief Paris officer, said the investigation will focus on & # 39; potential crimes committed on national territory and abroad & # 39 ;.

It is not known whether the duke – who has always denied misconduct – ever visited Epstein in Paris.

A source close to the investigation said: & # 39; Due to the nature of the investigation, anyone who has useful information can be summoned to testify. They can do this as a witness, without being confronted in the first instance by criminal law. Prince Andrew would certainly be an obvious person to help with this. & # 39;

In 2002, Epstein bought an apartment on Avenue Foch close to the Arc de Triomphe and the neighbors said yesterday that they would occasionally & # 39; saw the building smuggle in via a side entrance.

& # 39; He seemed rather covert & # 39 ;, someone said. & # 39; Many people here knew that he had a relationship with young girls. & # 39;

A builder who did some work in the apartment described & # 39; a corridor with several photos of naked young women & # 39 ;.

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Epstein has reportedly been on 11 trips to Paris in the year before killing himself on August 10 in his New York prison cell awaiting trial for child trafficking.

Innocence in Danger, the French advocacy group for victims of abuse, claimed last week that about ten women had given testimony related to Epstein.

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