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Officials at a Manhattan jail report that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide on the night of August 9.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 over the sex trafficking and abuse of dozens of young women and girls, some as young as 14, and being held without bail in a Manhattan jail while facing up to 45 years in prison. Two weeks ago, Epstein was found unconscious in his cell with marks on his neck and placed on suicide watch.

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In documents unsealed on Friday, Virginia Giuffre alleged that Epstein forced her to perform sex acts with dozens of high-profile men, including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew, and deceased MIT professor Marvin Minksy.

According to the New York Post, Epstein’s body was taken to New York Downtown Hospital at 7:30 am on the morning of August 10. Famous friends of Epstein’s, including Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, have yet to comment on his death, but on Instagram, a Trump official has used the suicide as an excuse to baselessly implicate Hillary Clinton.