Three victims claiming to have been abused by Jeffrey Epstein came to Paris after it was revealed that 12-year-old triplets were being flown from France to abuse him as a birthday present
- Prosecutors in Paris last month investigated whether Epstein committed sexual crimes on French territory or against minor French citizens
- Three people came to investigators and were interviewed
- Epstein, who was hanged in a prison in Manhattan in August, owned a home in Paris and was good friends with the French & # 39; model scout & # 39; Jean Luc-Brunel
- It was previously claimed that Jean-Luc 12-year-old triplets flew from France to the US, so that Epstein could abuse them as part of a sick & # 39; birthday gift & # 39;
Three people claiming to be Jeffrey Epstein's victims have come forward in France, prosecutors in Paris have said.
The trio has been interrogated in recent weeks, said the office of Chief Prosecutor Remy Heitz, without giving any further details.
It comes after Heitz opened a preliminary investigation last month into whether the pedophile committed billionaire sexual crimes on French territory or against minor French victims.
It also comes after Virginia Roberts, Epstein & # 39; s most talked-about prosecutor, claimed that Epstein had flown 12-year-old French triplets from France to Miami so he could abuse them as a & # 39; birthday gift & # 39 ;.
Three people have reported to the French authorities to accuse billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein of abuse, the Paris public prosecutor says.
Roberts made the claims in a 2015 lawsuit that ended last month, in which she said the girls were delivered to Epstein by Jean-Luc Brunel, a French & # 39; model scout & # 39; who was closely associated with him.
& # 39; After meeting Jeffrey bragged that they were 12-year-olds and flown in from France because they were really poor there, and their parents needed the money or whatever, and they were absolutely free to stay and fly gone, & # 39; said Giuffre.
She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described how the girls had massaged him and had oral sex with him. They were flown back to France the next day.
It is not clear whether the three people who have come to French prosecutors and these three girls are the same.
Lawyers are now arguing for more potential victims.
Epstein was arrested in New Jersey on July 6 after his private plane landed on a flight from Paris, where he was staying on Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive addresses of the French capital.
He did not plead guilty to American allegations of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, as young as 14 years old. Epstein died on August 10 in his prison cell in Manhattan at the age of 66. An autopsy report concluded that he had hung himself.
Lawyers who represented Epstein in his American criminal case could not be reached immediately for comment on the French move. A spokesman for federal prosecutors in Manhattan declined to comment on the French investigation.
Epstein owned an apartment in France and was also a close friend of & # 39; model scout & # 39; Jean Luc-Brunel who was accused of purchasing young women for abuse
The French public prosecutor's office did not give details of possible charges against Epstein, but the French arm of & # 39; Innocence in Danger & # 39 ;, a movement against child sexual abuse, said it had more information that it would share with investigators.
& # 39; Innocence in Danger will keep the content of the information and testimonials it has received in recent weeks for the judicial authority, so that investigators can conduct all investigations needed to uncover the truth, & # 39; said it in a statement.
Epstein & # 39; s death in the federal prison led to multiple investigations. It prompted US Attorney General William Barr to criticize & # 39; serious irregularities & # 39; in the facility and the acting chief of the federal prison office.
Barr said that the criminal investigation into possible conspirators of Epstein would continue.
Earlier this month, French gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa had called on the authorities to investigate.
Epstein, a registered sex offender who once had contact with President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton, pleaded guilty to the charges of the state of Florida in 2008 for unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison in a district, a deal that was widely criticized as being too lenient.
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