Federal prosecutors on Monday released an indictment against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, charging him with sex trafficking and accusing him of using his fortune to “create a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit.”

At his mansion in Manhattan and his estate in Palm Beach, Epstein, 66, allegedly paid girls for massages that became sex acts and then paid them even more to find new victims.

Epstein—who faced similar allegations a decade ago but got a sweetheart plea deal that is now under investigation—is expected to appear later Monday in Manhattan federal court to be arraigned on the tough new charges. His lawyer, Martin Weinberg, has declined to comment. 

The new indictment against the politically connected money man is based on three new victims and covers alleged crimes between 2002 and 2005 that involved girls as young as 14 and spanned two states.

According to the indictment, Epstein “enticed and recruited, and caused to be enticed and recruited, minor girls to visit him” at his Manhattan mansion and Palm Beach estate “to engage in sex acts with him, after which he would give the victims hundreds of dollars in cash.”

“Moreover, and in order to maintain and increase his supply of victims, Epstein also paid certain of his victims to recruit additional girls to be similarly abused by Epstein,” the indictment says.

“In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit.”

The indictment on two counts of sex trafficking and conspiracy details three victims and refers to three unnamed employees who allegedly assisted Epstein in the scheme—and describes what is essentially a sex-trafficking pyramid scheme.

Girls were initially lured to Epstein’s homes to provide massages, “which would be performed nude or partially nude, would become increasingly sexual in nature, and would typically include one or more sex acts,” the 14-page indictment alleges.

Some of those girls would then be asked to go find other victims and be paid hundreds of dollars for each one they brought back, the court documents say. “In so doing, Epstein maintained a steady supply of new victims to exploit,” the indictment says, adding that some recruiters funneled dozens of girls to him.

The indictment alleges that Epstein knew the girls were underage because some of them said how old they were.

As The Daily Beast first reported, Epstein was collared on Saturday by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force. He was taken into federal custody as he landed at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport on an international flight from France, according to NBC News. He spent the weekend in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to a senior law enforcement official—the high-security prison once dubbed tougher than Guantanamo.

His mansion on New York’s Upper East Side was raided by federal agents on Saturday night as they executed search warrants, with a witness telling the New York Post that authorities broke the door down and “went in with bags.” Epstein also has palatial homes in New Mexico, on a private island in the Caribbean, and in Paris.

The indictment seeks forfeiture of the Manhattan mansion.