French investigators interview possible Jeffrey Epstein accusers

PHOTO: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 8, 2004. PlayRick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images, FILE
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Three possible victims of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse have come forward in France after police there launched an inquiry into the conduct of the New York-based financier.

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Epstein died by suicide in his New York jail cell last month while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of girls in New York and Florida. Epstein, 66, owned property all over the world, including at least one apartment in Paris, and investigations into his alleged conduct has continued even after his death.

French police published a call on Twitter for any possible witnesses and accusers to come forward to participate in the investigation into Epstein.

PHOTO: In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Homayra Sellier is shown during a press conference of the women supporting the French presidential candidate for 2017, Francois Fillon. Cecile Chevallier/SIPA via AP, FILE
In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Homayra Sellier is shown during a press conference of the women supporting the French presidential candidate for 2017, Francois Fillon.

The three individuals were interviewed by the investigators on Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and Sept. 9, the Paris Prosecutor’s office told ABC News on Wednesday.

Two French ministers called for investigations to be opened in France after the news of Epstein’s death, citing the "many unanswered questions" in the wake of Epstein’s suicide in jail. France’s Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet reprimanded the ministers for their statements, saying it was not the government’s role to dictate investigations.

PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services sex offender registry, March 28, 2017, and obtained by Reuters, July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services via Reuters
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry, March 28, 2017, and obtained by Reuters, July 10, 2019.

A French advocacy group for child sex abuse victims called Innocence In Danger has also put out a call for possible witnesses and has received several testimonies as well as possible evidence tied to Epstein's conduct on French soil, the group’s president Homayra Sellier told ABC News.

Police said the scope of their investigation includes possible crimes committed against French citizens in France and elsewhere.