Jean-Luc Brunel is a former affiliate of Jeffrey Epstein (Photos: AP/BFMTV)
A former affiliate of disgraced US financier and convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein has been detained in France.
French modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, was held in Paris on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Police arrested him at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport earlier than he boarded a aircraft to Senegal.
Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail final August whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking costs.
Jean-Luc Brunel was held in Paris on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment (Image: BFMTV)
The Paris prosecutor mentioned Brunel was not charged with any human trafficking offences.
The Justice of the Peace determined there was not sufficient proof to rule on that rely, however he was not acquitted and might be charged in future if something new emerges.
Brunel was suspected of getting raped, assaulted and harassed a number of minor and grownup victims in addition to having organised transport and internet hosting of younger girls for Epstein, the prosecutor mentioned.
Beneath French regulation, an investigation could or could not result in a trial.
Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail final August whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking costs (Image: AP)
Studies counsel he was quizzed about his hyperlinks to a bunch of figures, together with Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew.
One of many Duke of York’s accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, claims to have had ‘sexual relations with Brunel on a number of events’ between the ages of 16 and 19, in response to authorized papers filed in America and France.
Each Prince Andrew and Brunel deny wrongdoing and there’s no suggestion the Duke is linked to the offences the Frenchman is charged with.
Metro.co.uk has tried to contact the Duke for remark.
Brunel co-founded the Karin Fashions company within the Nineteen Nineties and based MC2 Mannequin Administration in america with Epstein.
In August 2019, Paris’ chief prosecutor opened a preliminary inquiry into whether or not Epstein dedicated intercourse crimes on French territory or in opposition to French ladies.
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