The billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been taken into federal custody related to sex trafficking. According to The Daily Beast, who first reported this story, Epstein was arrested Saturday and will appear in court Monday to be charged in connection with sex trafficking minors.
This comes more than a decade after accusations first surfaced that Epstein had paid dozens of young girls for sex. But he avoided federal criminal charges and significant prison time in a plea deal that continues to draw criticism for its lenient terms.
For more on this, we called Pervaiz Shallwani, one of the Daily Beast reporters who broke this story. And he’s with us now. Read more