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Prosecutors: Nude photos of apparent minors seized from Epstein residence

Federal prosecutors on Monday said investigators found nude photos of what appear to be underage girls at financier Jeffrey Epstein’s residence in New York.

“Agents executed a search warrant on [Epstein’s] mansion in New York City and recovered and seized evidence including nude photographs of what appear to be underage girls,” Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said at a press conference.

{mosads}An FBI official said anyone who may have been hurt by Epstein or who has information about any alleged crimes should contact the agency.

“We are asking anyone who may have been victimized by Jeffrey Epstein, or anyone who may have information about his alleged criminal behavior, to please call us,” FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney added in a statement. “The number is 1-800-CALL-FBI. We want to hear from you, regardless of the age you are now, or whatever age you were then, no matter where the incident took place.”

Charges against Epstein were unsealed Monday for sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.

Epstein’s attorney, Jack Goldberger, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. Before the indictment was made public, Goldberger said his client would plead not guilty, according to Reuters.

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.

The new indictment follows heavy criticism of the past prosecution of Epstein. Then-U.S. attorney and current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in particular has come under scrutiny for a deal that allowed Epstein to avoid a life sentence. Acosta has defended the arrangement, arguing it ensured Epstein would spend time behind bars.

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