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Sex, dukes and rock ‘n’ roll: new links to ‘underage-sex pest’ billionaire

Duke of York, Trump, Clinton and rock stars are among the latest names popping up in the seedy Jeffrey Epstein saga

Martin Evans

Links between Jeffrey Epstein and the great and good of the British establishment are back under the spotlight as the disgraced billionaire faced a fresh series of underage sex charges.

As part of the case being brought against the Wall Street financier, US investigators are understood to be once again examining his relationships with a string of high-profile figures, including his British former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of Robert Maxwell, the late media baron.

Epstein, 66, a close friend of the Duke of York, was sentenced to 13 months in custody in 2008 after pleading guilty to procuring a 14-year-old girl for prostitution. The sentence – part of a controversial plea bargain – was condemned by many as too lenient and even potentially unlawful, and last week he was arrested again and charged with running a “vast network” of underage girls for sex...

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