UK’s Prince Andrew faces criminal probe in U.S. over sex with minors 5 hours ago
<!– Prince Andrew: faces criminal probe in U.S. over sex with minors –>
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York is now facing a criminal probe over his links to billionaire paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein.
The SUN revealed today that the U.S.Justice Department has officially demanded Britain hand him over over to be interrogated.
Andrew, 60, has so far refused to be quizzed by New York prosecutors investigating Epstein’s evil historic sex trafficking network but strongly denies any wrongdoing.
Until now it was thought he was only likely to be the target of action by Epstein’s victims in the US civil courts.
One – Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 36 – alleges she had sex with Andrew on three occasions between 2001 and 2002, twice while underage. However Andrew denies this.
The Sun revealed the US Department of Justice has dramatically upped the stakes.
It has by-passed Buckingham Palace – instead filing a “mutual legal assistance” (MLA) request to the Home Office.
MLA requests are only used in criminal cases under a legal treaty with the UK.
It means Andrew, who “categorically denies” any wrongdoing, could now be forced to appear in a UK court as a witness within months.
The move also piles pressure on the Duke to give evidence – and on the UK Government to assist.
You may be interested
Strange Lightning Kills 15 Cows In EkitiWebby - September 21, 2020
Lightning struck on Saturday and killed 15 cows in Ikogosi community in the Ekiti West Local Government area of Ekiti…
Dino Melaye Mocks Oshimhole In New Song As Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election [Video]Webby - September 21, 2020
Former Kogi State lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has mocked the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole,…
Nigerian Government Opens Portal For N75 Billion Survival Fund To Help Small Businesses, MSMEsWebby - September 21, 2020
The Federal Government has announced that registration for the N75 billion survival fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)…