1. Prince Andrew will cooperate in US criminal investigation into Epstein.
Prince Andrew is preparing to give formal evidence to US prosecutors as part of a criminal investigation into convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
According to British newspaper, The Telegraph, Buckingham Palace is braced for an “imminent” subpoena from American authorities, requesting the Duke of York gives testimony under oath over his friendship with the late disgraced financier.
Epstein was found dead in his New York prison cell on August 10, 2019, while awaiting trial over allegations he trafficked underage girls for sex. Prosecutors alleged he brought “dozens” of teenage girls to his mansions in New York and Florida for sexual encounters with himself and a host of his wealthy friends.
Watch: Prince Andrew addresses allegations he slept with a 17-year-old.
Prince Andrew, 59, was widely criticised this week for what a leading publicist called a “car crash” BBC interview late Saturday to discuss his links to Epstein and allegations from a US woman who said she was forced to have sex with the Duke three times, including when she was 17.
The Royal announced on Wednesday that his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, had approved his plan to “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future,” citing the “major disruption” caused by the renewed focus on his ties to Epstein.
He said he was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required”.
2. A Victorian male nurse has been jailed for recording secret videos of his colleagues.
A male nurse who sexually assaulted a post-op patient and secretly recorded videos of colleagues getting undressed at a Melbourne hospital has been jailed.
Sean Farrow admitted to installing hidden cameras in the toilet cubicle and a female change room at the Monash House Private Hospital in January 2019.
The registered nurse also admitted to sexually assaulting a female patient who was recovering in the post-operative ward where he worked.
“You have betrayed their trust in the most egregious fashion. You used your position to take advantage of people at their most vulnerable,” magistrate Simon Zebrowski told the man while jailing him for six months.