Disgraced millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile who was awaiting sentencing on child sex trafficking charges, was found dead in his jail cell in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, August 10. It was believed that Epstein committed suicide in his cell by hanging after a potential prior attempt at taking his life just a few weeks ago.
Now, we have our first look at the aftermath of Epstein following the alleged suicide.
The New York Post obtained photos of Epstein after he was taken from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital strapped to a gurney and being wheeled into the emergency room. Epstein was being administered oxygen as EMTs attempted to revive him. Epstein was still wearing his orange jumpsuit from jail.
Epstein was officially declared dead at the hospital after the revival attempts failed.
You can see the photos below, via the New York Post.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) August 10, 2019
The death of Epstein has also led to the resurfacing of the longtime “Clinton Body Count” conspiracy theory that circulates on far-right websites and message boards. Investigations into his death have since been opened by the Department of Justice, according to Attorney General William Barr.
Jeffrey Epstein had been behind bars since his arrest on July 6. Authorities were waiting for Epstein to return to New Jersey from Paris and arrested him upon his arrival. The charges against Epstein claim that “dozens” of victims between 2002 to 2005 were are involved in the case which included Epstein allegedly paying minors for sex acts after grooming them. Some of the victims were as young as 14 years old.
Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. If he would have been convicted of the charges, Epstein would have faced up to 45 years in prison.
The 66-year-old financier was a registered sex offender in Florida.