Financier and registered sex-offender, Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New York Saturday on charges related to sex trafficking from the 2000s.
According to The Miami Herald, the 66-year-old wealthy financier is expected to be arraigned in federal court on Monday on charges of molesting dozens of underage girls.
The Herald reports that Epstein was arrested by the FBI and is in custody in New York. His bail hearing is reportedly scheduled to take place Monday.
“That bail hearing will be critical because if they grant him bail, he will disappear and they will never get him,’’ a source in New York told the Herald.
Epstein has been accused of sexual assault by more than 30 girls. More than a decade ago he pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and was sentenced to serve just 13 months in prison, The Miami Herald reported. Epstein and his co-conspirators were given further immunity.
The Herald’s report also detailed former U.S. attorney and current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s role in the agreement.
Epstein is a friend of both President Trump and former President Bill Clinton.