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U.Ok. police will not take motion in opposition to Prince Andrew over sexual abuse declare


Prince Andrew has been banished from public royal duties amid the scandal over his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

British police have introduced they won’t take any motion in opposition to Prince Andrew after a evaluate prompted by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser who claims that he sexually assaulted her.

Virginia Giuffre claims she was trafficked by Epstein to have intercourse with Mr. Andrew in London in 2001, when she was age 17 and a minor below U.S. regulation. She is suing the prince in a U.S. courtroom.

Also learn: Prince Andrew offered zero cooperation on Jeffrey Epstein probe: U.S. Prosecutors

Mr. Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, denies the allegations. He advised the BBC in a 2019 interview that he by no means had intercourse with Ms. Giuffre, saying, “It didn’t happen.”

In August, London’s Metropolitan Police power started a evaluate of allegations linked to late convicted intercourse offender Epstein. Police chief Cressida Dick mentioned on the time that “no one is above the law.”

The power mentioned in a press release late Sunday that its “evaluate has concluded and we’re taking no additional motion.”

It additionally mentioned it could take no motion over allegations, first reported by Channel 4 News, that Epstein’s alleged confederate, Ghislaine Maxwell, trafficked, groomed and abused ladies and women within the U.Ok.

Ms. Maxwell, a British socialite, is in a U.S. jail awaiting trial on costs that she recruited teenage women for Epstein to abuse.

The power mentioned it’s persevering with to liaise with different regulation enforcement companies who’re main the investigation into issues related to Epstein.

After weeks of authorized skirmishing, attorneys for Mr. Andrew acknowledged late final month that the Prince had formally been served with Ms. Giuffre’s lawsuit. The Prince should file responses to the claims by October 29.

Mr. Andrew, 61, has been banished from public royal duties amid the scandal over his friendship with convicted pedophile Epstein, who killed himself in a federal detention middle in New York in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking costs.

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