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08:10  12 july  2019
08:10  12 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday charged American financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of underage girls, more than a decade after he avoided similar charges in Florida in a plea deal. By 2007, Epstein had been facing a potential federal indictment for sexually abusing dozens of girls between 1999 and 2007, directing others to abuse them and paying employees to bring victims to him, according to court filings. However, Epstein struck a deal in which he pleaded guilty to a lesser Florida state felony prostitution charge.

Singer R . Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges , according to two law enforcement officials. The 52-year-old was arrested by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigation agents on sex trafficking charges , officials tell News 4.

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court Monday following an arrest on new charges that he trafficked young girls

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges © Amr Alfiky / AP APTOPIX R Kelly

R&B singer R. Kelly was arrested Thursday in Chicago on federal sex trafficking charges, law enforcement sources told CBS News. Kelly was arrested by the New York Police Department and federal Homeland Security agents, a law enforcement source said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in northern Illinois said Kelly is facing 13 counts, including child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.

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Kelly has already been charged with over 20 counts of sexual abuse. He was first charged in February with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving four women, some of them minors. In May, he was charged with an additional 11 felony counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

Bill Clinton issues statement on Epstein charges

Bill Clinton issues statement on Epstein charges Former president Clinton on Monday issued a statement on new sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying he knew nothing about the "terrible crimes" Epstein is accused of. "President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York," the statement from a Clinton spokesperson reads.

Money and power and get you a lot in life let’s hope he doesn’t get another slap on the wrist like last time! #JeffreyEpstein #JeffreyEpsteinSexOffender.

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors under a sealed indictment, the New York Times reported. Former R . Kelly friend Keke Palmer talks heartbreak after seeing 'Surviving R . Kelly ': 'The whole thing was eye-opening'.

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges © ASSOCIATED PRESS R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

The charges in May stemmed from accusations from Jerhonda Pace, whose allegations were recounted in the Lifetime docu-series called "Surviving R. Kelly."

In an explosive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in March, Kelly insisted none of the allegations against him were true, including accusations that he had has beaten, starved and held other women against their will — a so-called "sex cult."

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R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges

"Believe me, man! This is not me! They lying on me! They're lying on me! I'm cool, bro," he said standing and screaming.

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