DOJ: Two guards assigned to Epstein placed on administrative leave

{ }(New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

Two of the guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York assigned to guard Jeffrey Epstein have been placed on administrative leave, according to the Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice says the two guards have been placed on leave pending the outcome of investigations into convicted sex offender Epstein's apparent suicide.

The warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center has also been temporarily reassigned to the Bureau's Northeast Regional Office as the FBI and OIG investigates the incident.

Epstein died overnight Saturday, as he was facing accusations of paying young girls to have sex with him at his homes in New York and Palm Beach between 2002 and 2005.

According to the New York Post, Epstein was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell.

He had been placed on suicide watch in late July after he was found in his Manhattan jail cell with marks on his neck, according to reports.