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Jeffrey Epstein tied to Interlochen Center for the Arts


Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier accused of sex crimes against many young women, visited and donated to Interlochen Center for the Arts. He was a student camper at Interlochen in the late ‘60s.  


A spokesperson for ICA says Epstein made contributions to the school and sponsored the building of a visitors cabin on campus.


Epstein stayed at that lodge for a week in August, 2000. But the school says there are no accusations against Epstein from current or former students. 


In a statement ICA said, "Our policies, both presently and during the time in which Mr. Epstein was an active donor, do not permit unsupervised contact between students and donors."


The last donation the school received from him was in 2003. When allegations that Epstein solicited sex from underage girls surfaced in 2007, Interlochen cut ties with him and removed Epstein’s name from the lodge he sponsored.

Taylor Wizner covers heath, tourism and other news for Interlochen Public Radio.