Authorities released healthcare documents that seemingly contradict with official reports that a child sex trafficker took his own life.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) declassified a clinical intervention report on the late Jeffrey Epstein. The document shows Epstein had no intention to commit suicide at any time, just days before he allegedly hung himself.
“Inmate Epstein continues to deny any suicidal ideation, intention or plan,” said the report obtained by the New York Times.
The suspect also did not exhibit any dangerous mental health challenges.
“He did not appear to be in any distress at this time,” the report said.
This backs Epstein’s earlier remarks that he was mentally balanced before appearing in court to defend sex trafficking charges. His Jewish beliefs also strongly discouraged taking one’s life.
“Why would you ever think I would be suicidal?” he previously said according to the paper. “I am not suicidal and I would never be.”
A BOP psychologist formally assessed the detainee’s suicide risk and determined he should remain under observation as a “precaution.” However, the report reveals Epstein was still removed from psychological observation on July 10, 1999.
Epstein’s former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, recently went to trial on criminal sex trafficking charges. Maxwell pleaded not guilty to all charges.