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]