Epstein scandal: French model agent in custody

Dhe French judiciary has launched an investigation into the rape of minors and sexual assault against the model agent Jean-Luc Brunel in the course of the Epstein affair. As the AFP news agency reported on Saturday, citing the Paris public prosecutor’s office, the 74-year-old was taken into custody on Friday evening. He is also suspected of contacting and organizing young girls for American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. In the summer of 2019, the public prosecutor’s office had launched an investigation against Brunel and searched his Paris model agency.

Epstein, found in his cell in a New York prison in August 2019, was charged with abusing dozen of underage girls in the United States. He was accused of building a sex trafficking ring with accomplices. Epstein owned a luxury apartment in Paris near the Champs-Elysées.

Brunel, who was one of Epstein’s close confidants, was arrested on Wednesday at Paris’ Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. He wanted to take a flight to Dakar there.

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