8 Jul 2019

Florida billionaire facing sex trafficking of minors charges

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 8 July 2019

Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who counted among his friends President Trump and former president Bill Clinton, has been indicted on new charges alleging sex crimes involving minors.

The wealthy financier pleaded guilty in 2008 to state charges in Florida of soliciting prostitution, a controversial arrangement that allowed him to resolve far more serious federal allegations of molesting young girls.

Our New York correspondent Nick Harper says he's now facing a charge of sex trafficking.