Sex Offender Epstein On ‘Suicide Watch’
Wealthy financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly been put on suicide watch.
ABC News reports authorities found Mr. Epstein unresponsive and with injuries to his neck at a federal lockup in New York.
Officials say the marks on his neck appeared to be self-inflicted.
"Jeffrey Epstein is currently housed at [Metropolitan Correction Center] and not in a local hospital as has been reported," the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. "As with all inmates, for privacy and security reasons, we do not share information on an inmate's medical status or their conditions of confinement."
The incident comes days after a judge denied a request from the defendant's attorney that he be released on bail.
Mr. Epstein has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of "sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girls." If convicted this time, he faces up to 45 years in prison.
[Source: ABC News]