Mount Sinai Health System to give Epstein donation to human trafficking prevention group

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System plans to donate a sum equal to what it received from financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to a charity for preventing human trafficking and sexual exploitation, the system announced Aug. 23.

It will also provide additional funding to its Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, which provides medical treatment and counseling to victims of sexual assault. "The Mount Sinai Health System has a deep and long-standing commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and dignity of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence survivors," a statement from the health system reads.

Mr. Epstein died by suicide in jail Aug. 10. He was in jail on federal charges of sex trafficking of minors.  

Mr. Epstein donated an unspecified amount to Mount Sinai in 2008, according to FOX Business. The health system did not specify how much money it received from Mr. Epstein, according to the report.

Data from the Miami Herald indicates Mr. Epstein donated at least $15,000 to Mount Sinai — $10,000 to the Icahn School of Medicine and $5,000 to the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource. Data is based on an analysis of 20 years of tax filings from three of Mr. Epstein's four private foundations conducted by the Miami Herald's Aaron Brezel.     

 

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