The Metropolitan Police has announced its decision not to initiate an investigation into Prince Andrew following the emergence of new documents linked to Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased individual known for child sex offenses.
These documents include allegations against Prince Andrew, including an incident where he allegedly groped a 20-year-old at Epstein’s New York residence, and claims of sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre when she was 17, occurring three times.
Although most allegations in the released 1,200-page dossier are not new, there may be at least one new accusation.
Prince Andrew has consistently refuted these allegations.
The inclusion of someone’s name in court documents does not imply their participation or awareness of Epstein’s misconduct.
The Metropolitan Police stated they currently have no plans to pursue a case.
The statement clarified, “Aware of the recent court document releases concerning Jeffrey Epstein, we will evaluate any new, pertinent information that comes to our attention. At this time, no investigation is underway.”
A recent document filing identifies a ‘Jane Doe #3’, thought to be Giuffre, alleging she was coerced into sexual activities with the prince as a minor in three different locations: London, New York, and Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands.
Republic, a campaign group, reported Prince Andrew to the police, suggesting the latter accusation is newly revealed.
Following public outcry over his association with Epstein, Prince Andrew withdrew from his public duties. He has settled a sexual assault lawsuit filed by Giuffre, the amount remains undisclosed.
A request for comment has been sent to Prince Andrew’s spokesperson.