FILE - This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. Harvard University says it’s reviewing donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and will donate all unspent funding to victims of sexual crimes. University President Lawrence Bacow announced the review Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 but says he ordered it two weeks ago. He said Epstein’s connections to Harvard and other colleges raise “important concerns.” (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, File)

Police search Epstein's Paris residence, modeling agency

September 24, 2019 - 9:07 am

PARIS (AP) — French investigators have searched late financier Jeffrey Epstein's residence in Paris and the offices of French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel in their probe into alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls.

The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday that investigators carried out searches over the past week at Karin Models, an agency in the high-end 8th arrondissement of Paris, and at Epstein's Paris home. The prosecutor's office would not provide further details of where things stand in the French investigation.

Brunel was a frequent companion of Epstein's who flew on his plane and visited him in jail in Florida, according to U.S. legal records.

French police appealed earlier this month for victims and witnesses to come forward to help their investigation into the alleged rape of minors and other possible charges linked to the Epstein case.

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This story has been corrected to show that Epstein's residence, not Brunel's, was searched.