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Photos taken from a search warrant on Jeffrey Epstein show inside of accused sex trafficker's home
Posted: 1:17 PM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 17:03:57-04
PALM BEACH, Fla. —
show police executing a search warrant on billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach estate in 2005 as part of the original sex trafficking investigation into the financier.
Newly released photos
The hedge fund manager served 13 months in jail and had to register as a sex offender as part of a
on allegations that he molested teenage girls.
2008 plea deal that let him avoid federal prosecution
The search warrant image include several paintings of nude women, as well as a makeshift dentist's office in Epstein's bathroom.
WARNING: The link below includes photos that some may find graphic.
to new child sex trafficking charges and could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted. He's scheduled to appear in New York federal court on Monday for a bail hearing.
Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday
so he can be released on house arrest inside his mansion on New York’s East Side, and be fitted with a GPS monitoring device, but prosecutors want Epstein to remain in jail until his trial because they fear he may flee the country.
The billionaire's legal team is asking a federal judge to grant Epstein bail
Earlier this week, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who helped broker that controversial 2008 plea deal,
defended his handling of the case.
"We believe that we proceeded appropriately," Acosta said at a news conference on Wednesday. "Based on the evidence, there was value to getting a guilty plea and having him register."
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that
Acosta is resigning.
"I do not think it is right and fair to this administration's Labor Department to have Epstein as the focus, rather than the incredible economy that we have today," Acosta said on Friday. "And so I called the president this morning. I told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside."
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