Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Arrested On Historic Sex-Trafficking Charges: Sources

US billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.

Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody on Saturday on charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the case.

Epstein is expected to appear on Monday in Manhattan federal court. A message was sent to his lawyer seeking comment.

Epstein's arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.

Epstein has previously pleaded guilty to solicitation charges.