Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and laying on the ground in a New York City jail, according to sources close to the investigation.
Epstein was arrested July 6 for allegedly sex trafficking minors in New York after previously pleading guilty in 2008 to two counts of prostitution, one with a minor, in Florida. He was denied bail and jailed after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said that he was a flight risk.
The Manhattan financier was found laying semi-conscious in a fetal position with marks on his neck Wednesday in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell, two sources told NBC New York. He may have tried to hang himself, they added.
Another person said that the injuries were not serious and alleged that Epstein may be trying to get a transfer out of the situation, according to NBC NY. He has been complaining about the conditions inside the jail.