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France making progress in Epstein probe, launches appeal

The police appeal published Wednesday on Twitter provided both a phone number and an Interior Ministry email address for victims and witnesses to use.

How a ring of women allegedly recruited girls for Jeffrey Epstein
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, right, and Sarah Ransome, left, described being sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Epstein after a hearing in federal court in New York, Aug. 27, 2019. After Epstein’s suicide, his inner circle of girlfriends, employees and other associates is now under scrutiny by prosecutors. (Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times)

French police are appealing for victims and witnesses to come forward to aid their probe into Jeffrey Epstein and anyone else involved in the disgraced financier’s alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls, and say they have already interviewed three people who identified themselves as victims.

The police appeal published Wednesday on Twitter provided both a phone number and an Interior Ministry email address for victims and witnesses to use. It said police specialists have been mobilized for the investigation.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said three victims who have already come forward were interviewed by investigators in August and earlier this month, the last as recently as Monday.

The French probe opened Aug. 23 is investigating the alleged rape of minors and other possible charges linked to the Epstein case. Epstein killed himself in jail last month.