FBI Expands Investigation into Prince Andrew’s Links to Epstein
FBI seeks to talk to 100 alleged victims of the late billionaire
British royal Prince Andrew faces the likelihood of being further immersed in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal as the FBI looks to interview 100 alleged victims of the now-deceased sex trafficker.
The U.S. law enforcement agency is now trying to identify more of Epstein's human trafficking victims, who could also provide more information on the British prince, the Sunday Times reported.
The FBI expects to speak to victims who were aged between 14 and 15 when allegedly trafficked.
The expanded probe will take place over the next few months, as Scotland Yard prepares to assist in the investigation.
The paper also suggests the FBI is looking to “several” potential victims, citing unidentified sources from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, says the investigation would be in Prince Andrew’s best interests.
“I would have thought it’s in Prince Andrew’s interests to clear this matter up,” Mr. Davies told The Times.
“Any residue of doubt or innuendo should be cleared up by a clear, unequivocal, structured investigation.”
In 2015 Scotland Yard launched a probe after Virginia Giuffre, who was also caught up in the scandal, made allegations against the Duke of York, but that probe was dropped in 2015.
Her allegations were struck from U.S. civil court records in 2015 after the judge said they were “immaterial and impertinent.”
But according to new claims from a whistleblower, French police were told Prince Andrew was a regular visitor to a $10 million Paris property where Epstein abused young women.
Earlier this month, Neon Nettle reported Epstein's victim, Virginia Robert's gave a bombshell new interview describing how she was allegedly "trafficked" to Britain's Prince Andrew for sex when she was just 17 years old.
Roberts, now Giuffre, has given details about the first time she was allegedly forced to have sex with Andrew, the Duke of York, in 2001.
She says she was recruited as Epstein's sex slave when she was 15 and was forced to have sex with the prince when she was 17 in the home of Epstein's alleged "madame," Ghislaine Maxwell after the British royal gave her vodka in a London nightclub.
British intelligence agency MI6 was reportedly concerned that Russia might have received "damning" evidence against Britain's Prince Andrew, concerning accusations made by Roberts.
MI6 officials fear that Russian spies obtained Epstein scandal-related “kompromat” on Andrew, the Duke of York, that supports allegations of sexual abuse that the royal has previously denied.
Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, gave a bombshell new interview, in which she describes in detail how she was allegedly "trafficked" to the British prince for sex when she was just 17 years old in 2001.