Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, 66, accused of child sex-trafficking, has committed suicide, according to three officials associated with the matter.
CNBC is reporting that Epstein, who was being held without bail, hanged himself in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center, and he was found on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Epstein was arrested at the beginning of July on charges of child sex-trafficking and conspiracy to commit child sex-trafficking, but recent headlines indicated that additional charges were mounting. He was recently put on suicide watch after he was found injured in his cell, semi-conscious with marks on his neck, lying on the floor.
TMZ revealed that there was a big development in the case when legal documents went public, naming a number of prominent individuals, mostly men, including a senator, a former cabinet member, and allegedly a member of the British royal family.
Epstein had a number of powerful friends, including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, and Prince Andrew, among others. He had been to prison previously back in 2008 after striking a plea deal with then-U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Florida and former labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who resigned last month as a result of his involvement in the plea deal.