Jeffrey Epstein, the multi-millionaire criminally charged in July with child sex trafficking, has died by suicide, three officials said Saturday morning.
Epstein hanged himself in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, the sources said. He was found at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
He was reportedly transported by the FDNY-EMS from the jail to New York Downtown Hospital. When they arrived, Epstein was in cardiac arrest, according to sources.
Epstein was held without bail in the jail since he was arrested last month at an airport in northern New Jersey after arriving there on his private plane on a flight from Paris.
He was previously put on suicide watch after he was found half-conscious on July 23 with marks on his neck on the floor of his jail cell.
Epstein, 66, was accused of sexually exploiting several underage girls, some of whom were as young as 14.
He pleaded not guilty to all the charges. He faced a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison if convicted.
Read our report in July when he was arrested through this link