Prince Andrew dragged back into Jeffrey Epstein paedo scandal as pic of him with ‘underage prostitute’ is listed as exhibit at new court case
2nd December 2018

On Tuesday, a Florida courtroom will hear the tragic stories of sexual abuse that US financier Epstein subjected his victims to.

The Duke of York is photographed with his arm around Virginia Roberts’ waist at a London townhouse in March 2001.

Roberts who may be called as a witness at Palm Beach County Court this week, has claimed she was forced to have sex with Epstein and he "loaned [her] out" to perform sex acts for his wealth pals.

This civil trial comes just days after a local report revealed Epstein's powerful lawyers struck a deal which stopped him from facing serious time in jail.

Epstein was jailed for 13 months in 2008 for soliciting girls for underage prostitution.



The Miami Herald reported Roberts was recruited into Epstein's purported sex ring at the sprawling retreat Trump has owned since 1985.

Roberts was working as a 16-year-old locker room attendant when an "associate" of Epstein approached her in 1999.

The American claims she slept with the prince as a teen and has warned him he could still face prosecution – despite his strong denials.

Her claims were rolled into a larger lawsuit which ruled “the factual details are immaterial”.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “It is emphatically denied The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”

Prince Andrew was photographed with Epstein in 2011 after his release and in the ensuing row the prince lost his role as a trade envoy for Britain.

In her new interview, Miss Roberts claims she was 16 when she met Epstein, who she was introduced to by British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of Robert Maxwell.

Miss Roberts said she was sent to Epstein’s private Caribbean island and groomed as a sex slave.



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