- Jeffrey Epstein, the 66-year-old financier embroiled in a sex trafficking scandal, reportedly commissioned a mural of himself in a prison scene, a visitor to his home recalled to The New York Times.
- The mural, which hung on the second floor of his seven-story house in New York, portrayed Epstein in between a guard station with barbed wire and a corrections officer, the visitor reportedly said.
- Epstein previously registered as a sex offender and served 13 months in a private wing of a county jail.
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Jeffrey Epstein, the 66-year-old wealthy financier embroiled in a sex trafficking scandal, reportedly commissioned a mural of himself in a prison scene, according to someone who was invited into his home.
The mural, which hung on the second floor of his seven-story house in New York, portrayed Epstein behind barbed wire and between a guard station and a corrections officer, public relations employee R. Couri Hay said to The New York Times.
“That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again,” Hay reportedly recalled Epstein as saying during a meeting at the home earlier this year.
In 2008, Epstein cut a plea deal with the Justice Department to avoid federal charges on accusations of molesting underage girls at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. He pleaded guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution and avoided serving in a federal or state prison.
Instead, he registered as a sex offender and served 13 months in a private wing of a county jail. For six days of the week, he was allowed to work in an office-setting for 12 hours a day.
Epstein’s sex-trafficking charges stem from a federal court in New York, where he faces a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison. The charging document alleges Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations.”
Other visitors said they recall other items at his home, according to The Times. One person reportedly said Epstein had a chess board consisting of pieces that were crafted in the image of one of his employees in their underwear.
On Saturday, law enforcement agents raided Epstein’s home, where they found “at least hundreds” of sexually explicit photographs of what appear to be underage girls. Some of the photos were locked in a safe, according to a bail memo.
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