Epstein pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges

first_img(AP) Jeffrey Epstein’s bail hearing won’t be held until next week, keeping him in jail at least until then.Epstein pleaded not guilty Monday to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend.After a discussion among prosecutors and defense lawyers, Epstein’s bail hearing was moved from Thursday to Monday, July 15.Prosecutors argue Epstein, a registered sex offender, is a significant flight risk. They want him jailed until trial.The 66-year-old Epstein is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005.Epstein’s lawyers argued the matter had been settled in a Florida case involving similar charges a decade ago.last_img

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