Jeffery Epstein found unconscious in jail cell with 'self-harm injuries'
Pedophile Jeffery Epstein has been found unconscious in his New York jail cell.
Emergency services were called to the Metropolitan Correctional Centre after guards discovered the 66-year-old in his jail cell with apparent self-harm injuries.
Epstein was found by guards sprawled on the floor of the cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre on Wednesday, US time, media reported. Some media reported that his face appeared blue.
Epstein was taken to a local hospital in a stable condition. It was not clear how he suffered his injuries.
Epstein was recently denied bail, a move his lawyers plan to appeal according to a court notice made public on Tuesday.
However, there is a concern Epstein might use his “great wealth and vast resources” to flee the country, US District Judge Richard M. Berman said when sentencing.
“I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community,” Berman said in court, citing a danger for both the “minor victims in this case and prospective victims as well”.
Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
The charges, concerning sexual assault, sex trafficking and more, stemming from at least 2002 to 2005, were announced more than a decade after Epstein pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges in Florida.