PARIS, 11 Sep. –
Three alleged victims of the American tycoon Jeffrey Epstein have gone to the French Prosecutor's Office to testify in the context of the preliminary investigations that were opened in August, within which it is attempted to determine whether the financier could also commit sexual crimes in France.
Epstein was arrested on July 6 after landing in New Jersey from Paris, where he has a luxury apartment near the Arc de Triomphe. The US authorities investigated their alleged involvement in the trafficking of dozens of minors for sexual purposes, although the case has been disrupted by the suicide of the accused in his cell on August 10.
The Paris Prosecutor's Office announced in August that it would analyze whether Epstein was able to commit crimes of rape, sexual assault of minors and association of criminals in Gallic territory and, within the framework of these investigations, has already questioned three women on August 27, 3 September and the 9th of this month, according to sources cited by Franceinfo.
The French Police also launched an appeal on Wednesday for those who may have been “victims” or “witnesses” of any abuse committed by Epstein.