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US NewsBedraggled Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges and Stays in Jail—for Now

07:40  09 july  2019
07:40  09 july  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday charged American financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of underage girls, more than a decade after he avoided similar charges in Florida in a plea deal. By 2007, Epstein had been facing a potential federal indictment for sexually abusing dozens of girls between 1999 and 2007, directing others to abuse them and paying employees to bring victims to him, according to court filings. However, Epstein struck a deal in which he pleaded guilty to a lesser Florida state felony prostitution charge.

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He has two private jets, a Manhattan mansion, a pad in Paris, a sprawling estate in Palm Beach, and an entire island in the Caribbean—not to mention some very famous friends.

But in federal court on Monday afternoon, Jeffrey Epstein looked like any other alleged perp, with disheveled hair, blue jail-issued garb and neon orange shoes.

The billionaire financier—and registered sex offender—entered a plea to charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy that could keep him in prison blues for years to come.

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“Not guilty, your honor,” he told Judge Henry Pitman.

The arraignment was held in a ceremonial courtroom in Lower Manhattan that was so packed folding chairs were brought in to accommodate the crowd.

The spectators included two women who have publicly accused Epstein in the past, Michelle Licata and Courtney Wild, along with their high-powered attorney, David Boies. One wiped away tears while waiting for the hearing to begin.

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American financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sex trafficking as Wearing dark blue jail scrubs, Epstein entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman to one Epstein will remain in jail until at least July 15, when a judge has scheduled a bail hearing.

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Bedraggled Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges and Stays in Jail—for Now

Epstein, 66, was flanked by three defense attorneys who sparred with prosecutors over whether he should be released on bail pending trial.

Prosecutors argued for detention, citing his wealth and the amount of evidence that, they say, proves he recruited underage girls for sex and had them lure dozens of more victims to his New York and Florida homes between 2002 and 2005.

“He is a many of nearly infinite means and has tremendous incentive,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rosmiller said, adding that authorities have been contacted by multiple potential victims who want to tell their stories.

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Defense lawyer Reid Weingarten argued the flight risk was exaggerated and noted that the feds had previously investigated Epstein—a 2005 probe that ended in a sweetheart plea on state prostitution charges.

“To us, this indictment is essentially a do-over,” Weingarten said, calling the earlier deal a “global solution” in a hint that the defense will seek to get the new indictment tossed on the grounds that it’s improper.

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Jeffrey Epstein faces charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy. (Photo: Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY). Under a non-prosecution agreement overseen by federal authorities in Florida, Epstein served a 13-month jail sentence but was allowed to spend much of it in work release at his Palm Beach office.

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“There was no violence, no coercion, no intimidation, no deception,” Weingarten said, prompting the judge to ask if the girls were under 18, wouldn’t the sexual contact constitute rape.

Bedraggled Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges and Stays in Jail—for Now © 2019 Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: The door to a residence belonging to Jeffrey Epstein appears to have been forcibly opened at East 71st street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on July 8, 2019 in New York City. According to reports, Epstein is charged with running a sex-trafficking operation out of his opulent mansion. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Weingarten said that would make it “statutory rape”—then backtracked, said he was having a “senior moment,” and declared that it would not constitute rape at all because the charges don’t include penetration.

The question of bail was shelved for a future court date, and then the proceedings moved to the courtroom of the judge who will oversee the case, Richard Berman.

The two sides again squared off on whether New York prosecutors were simply bringing charges that had already been dispensed with in the Florida earlier case.

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In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to state charges of soliciting and procuring a person under age 18 for prostitution. The deal ended a federal investigation that could have landed Epstein in prison for life. Instead, he was sentenced to 13 months in jail and was required to reach financial

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to state charges of soliciting and procuring a person under age 18 for prostitution. The deal ended a federal investigation that could have landed Epstein in prison for life. Instead, He was sentenced to 13 months in jail and was required to reach financial

Bedraggled Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges and Stays in Jail—for Now © Thomson Reuters An employee of the Southern District of New York hangs a sign containing a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein, charged of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, in New York, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

“Instead of calling it prostitution, they’re calling it sex trafficking,” Weingarten complained.

Rossmiller told the judge that the New York office had been in contact with Florida and assured that the non-prosecution agreement only applied there and that established case law permits the new indictment.

Judge Berman asked if prosecutors expect to add any other defendants to the case. Rossmiller said there was no immediate plan for a superseding indictment but said one could come down the road.

Bedraggled Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges and Stays in Jail—for Now © Thomson Reuters An indictment announcing charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors against Jeffrey Epstein filed by the Southern District of New York is photographed in New York, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Epstein will return to court for a bail hearing on Thursday and then before Berman on July 15.

Until then, he will remain locked up at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, which both prosecutors and defense attorneys can agree is about as far from a mansion on E. 71st Street as a billionaire can get.

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