Jeffrey Epstein found dead in Manhattan jail cell

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Jeffrey Epstein, the New York financier accused of molesting dozens of underage girls, died early Saturday morning inside his Manhattan jail cell, a Fox News source confirmed. He was 66.

Multiple reports cited suicide as the cause of death.

In the beginning of July, prosecutors alleged that Epstein, a convicted sex offender, abused and trafficked dozens of girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. They said both he and his associates paid victims to recruit other girls to give him nude massages and engage in sex acts, allowing him to build a vast network in which he was able to abuse minors, according to the indictment.

The multi-millionaire was being held without bail pending trial on child-sex-trafficking charges.

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