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US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial
Thursday 18
17:0 2019

American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a United States district judge ruled on Thursday. US District Judge Richard Berman announced his decision at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan, rejecting Epstein's request to stay under house arrest in his New York mansion valued at $77m. Epstein has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had argued that Epstein should remain jailed both because he posed a danger to the community and because there was a high risk he would use his vast wealth to flee the country. ...

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Summary: US judge rules in favour of prosecutors who argue Epstein poses a danger to the community and is a flight risk.

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