The model mogul suspected of being at the Paris end of twisted financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking pipeline “has disappeared like a ghost without a trace”.
Multi-millionaire Frenchman Jean-Luc Brunel, 72, is nowhere to be found as cops are desperate to ask him “urgent” questions about Epstein.
Epstein killed himself in his New York jail cell on Aug. 10. He was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
But his death has spawned new threads in the international probe with detectives in Brazil, the U.S., and Europe anxious for answers.
Brunel’s last known whereabouts were in Brazil earlier this summer where he was scouting new talent for his modelling agency.
“He is a ghost who has disappeared without a trace,” a Paris legal source told the Daily Mirror.
The high-flying Frenchman — who founded New York-based modelling agency MC2 — has denied being involved in Epstein’s twisted antics.
Chief Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts — who said she fell into the pedo’s clutches when she was just 15 — claims she had sex with Brunel “many times” between the ages of 16 and 19.
Roberts also claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, who has denied the allegations.
Reports say that Brunel sourced underage models for Epstein from Paris where many were desperate to become catwalk superstars.
Brunel lived near Epstein’s $11.2-million apartment in the City of Light.
Prosecutors along with investigators are now looking closely at Brunel, who they claim is currently “uncontactable” because he has no address, Internet accounts or social media.
Meanwhile, Democratic members of Congress want U.S. Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation into his department’s handling of Epstein’s case.
The Democrats want an explanation for the sweetheart deal the pedophile got in southern Florida when he was busted in 2008, the Miami Herald reports.
It was former U.S. Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta who inked the deal with Epstein’s legal eagles. He has since resigned.
Epstein was being investigated in Palm Beach for allegedly sexually trafficking dozens of underage girls out of his waterfront mansion.
A 53-page indictment would have seen Epstein on ice forever. Instead, Acosta shelved the report and the sick pervert pleaded to minor charges.
The jolt in jail was short and he was allowed to go his office for 12 hours a day where he continued molesting underage girls.
Acosta went along with the outrageous demands of the financier’s legal team. Among them? Victims were not informed of the deal.