An investigation has been launched into whether Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territories or against any French minors, the chief prosecutor in Paris said Friday.
Remy Heitz said in a statement the preliminary probe was opened based on “elements transmitted” to his office and “exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affair.”
The investigation involves information concerning girls 15 years old and older, according to the statement.
Charges that are being eyed include rape of minors 15 years old and older, sexual aggression and criminal association with a view of committing crimes.
Two French secretaries of state called for the opening of the probe this month.
Epstein, 66, hanged himself in his cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10 as he was awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
The disgraced financier and convicted pedophile was busted on July 6 in New Jersey after his private jet landed on a flight from Paris where he had an apartment on Avenue Foch in the city’s posh 16th District.
With Post wires