Transcript for Multi-millionaire accused of sex trafficking is arrested at NJ airport: Sources
But now, to a major story here at home. A billionaire in custody, sources say accused of trafficking girls for sex. Jeffrey Epstein arrested after returning on a flight from France. Authorities seen raiding his home in Manhattan. And it's a disturbing new chapter for a high-profile suspect accused of being a predator. Here's erielle reshef. Reporter: Federal investigators raiding the Manhattan mansion of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Agents hauling out boxes of the financier's belongings. Sources say Epstein was arrested in a covert operation as he landed on a flight from France. The indictment against him sealed, but sources tell ABC news charges will likely include conspiracy and sex trafficking of minor girls in New York and Florida. Some of the allegations against Epstein, dating back more than a decade. Courtney wild, one of his accusers, telling ABC news about an alleged encounter when she was just 14, giving Epstein a massage. He asked me to get comfortable, to take, you know, my clothes off. Reporter: She claims he then touched her and himself. Wild says Epstein was often surrounded by a cadre of underage girls. That's what was weird was because even at that time, for me, you know, I was 14. I had braces on. Like, I remember standing in his kitchen and, like, and he also had a lot of girls there all the time. Reporter: In 2007, Epstein faced potential federal indictment for running a scheme to recruit underage girls to his home for massages, and in some cases, sex. Basically, if you take off your clothes you are going to make more. If you let him do things to you, you're going to make more. By do things, you mean touch you? Yeah, touch you in inappropriate places. Reporter: The Florida power broker struck a plea deal, serving just 13 months in county jail, registering as a sex offender. The agreement also halted a federal grand jury investigation, and gave Epstein and other potential co-conspirators immunity from federal charges in Florida. The U.S. Attorney who authorized that deal, the current secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta. Acosta questioned about the case in his confirmation hearing. The department of justice has defended the actions of the office in that matter under both president bush and president Obama's administrations. Reporter: Courtney wild, a plaintiff in a long-running lawsuit challenging Epstein's immunity, tonight telling ABC news she's overwhelmed Epstein is off the streets. She felt like, I was abandoned by everyone. 11 years later we still don't know the why. Why would you cut this deal with Jeffrey Epstein? Reporter: We reached out to labor secretary Acosta's office. They had no comment. Epstein is expected to appear in court tomorrow, when the indictment is unsealed. And his attorneys have no comment. Erielle, thank you. We turn now to politics.
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