British Police Told Epstein Trafficked Minors to UK, But Failed To Investigate
Billionaire's connection to the United Kingdom becomes more apparent
London police were informed of allegations relating to Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking minors to the United Kingdom, but they decided not to conduct a “full investigation” and “the matter was closed.”
According to Peter Saunders, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, the papers initially lodged in the United States suggested that "there almost certainly were probably British victims [of trafficking] here."
He then forwarded the associated documentation to New Scotland Yard, Channel 4 News reported as part of an investigation.
Virginia Giuffre, née Roberts lawyers, contacted British authorities over claims she was “forced to have sexual relations with a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew” in 2001 aged 17.
The infamous photograph shows Prince Andrew with his arm around Giuffre’s waist at a property in London, with Epstein’s alleged 'madam' smiling in the background.
The Mail on Sunday also published film from 2010 alleging it shows s the British royal at Epstein’s multi-million Manhattan mansion.
“[We] can confirm that the Metropolitan Police Service [MPS] received an allegation of non-recent trafficking for sexual exploitation,” a spokesman for the London police force told Channel 4 News.
“The MPS reviewed the available evidence, and the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation. As such, the matter was closed,” they added.
But the precise nature of the “available evidence” wasn't made clear, the broadcaster said.
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Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has denied any wrongdoing on Prince Andrew’s part, or that he was aware of any allegations against the billionaire financier at the specific timeframe.
“This [matter] relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue,” a spokesman said.
“It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
Last week, Lawyers of Epstein rejected the coroner's official ruling that their client committed suicide by hanging himself while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
Following the Friday ruling, three of Epstein's attorneys announced they are launching their own "independent and complete investigation" into the Clinton-linked financier's death.
Attorney General William Barr stated officials have unsealed "serious irregularities" at the federal jail following Epstein's death.
The FBI and the Justice Department are both investigating.