Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Accomplice Who Has Been Missing for Over a Year Arrested in France

Millionaire and model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, an alleged associate of the late Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in France, according to news reports.

Brunel, who had been missing for over a year, was detained Wednesday on accusations of rape, sexual assault of minors, human trafficking and taking part in a criminal conspiracy, prosecutors told Agence France-Presse on Thursday.

A source close to the case said he had been arrested at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport trying to board a plane to Senegal, AFP reported.

He could be held for questioning for up to 96 hours, according to Bloomberg.

France opened an investigation into Brunel in August 2019, igniting the hunt for the modeling agency boss who has long been linked to Epstein, The New York Times reported.

However, a report in Britain’s Mirror a month after the investigation opened said that the millionaire had vanished, calling him a “ghost who has disappeared without a trace.”

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