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Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found in his cell on Tuesday nearly unconscious with injuries to his neck after a possible suicide attempt, sources said.
Epstein was discovered by guards sprawled out on the floor at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, according to law enforcement sources.
The multi-millionaire financier was taken to a nearby hospital.
It’s unclear how Epstein suffered his neck injuries.
Investigators believe Epstein may have done it to himself either on purpose or as a ploy to get transferred out of the jail, sources said.
It was also possible that Epstein was attacked by another inmate, the sources added.
Epstein was busted July 6 on sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges for allegedly sexually abusing underage girls at his Manhattan townhouse and his $12 million estate in Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.
He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges and appealed a judge’s decision to keep him behind bars pending a trial.