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CrimeJailed financier Epstein seeks to be released under house arrest

19:35  11 july  2019
19:35  11 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

The Latest: 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearing

The Latest: 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearing NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers have spoken at his bail hearing. Courtney Wild said Monday in Manhattan federal court that she was abused by the wealthy financier in Palm Beach, Florida, starting at age 14. She calls him a "scary person" and urges detention "for the safety of any other girls" out there. Annie Farmer says she was 16 when she "had the misfortune" of meeting Epstein and later went to spend time with him in New Mexico. She says he behaved inappropriately. She declined to give details. The judge says he'll announce his decision on bail Thursday.

Epstein 's arrest , first reported by The Daily Beast, comes amid renewed scrutiny of a once-secret plea deal that Averting a possible life sentence, Epstein was instead sentenced to 13 months in jail . Ben Sasse released a statement Saturday calling for Epstein to be held without bail pending trial.

Epstein 's arrest , first reported by The Daily Beast, comes amid renewed scrutiny of a Acosta has defended the plea deal as appropriate under the circumstances, though the White House said in U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse released a statement Saturday calling for Epstein to be held without bail

Jailed financier Epstein seeks to be released under house arrest © Elizabeth Williams via AP In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, listens as Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller, right, addresses the court during Epstein's arraignment, Monday, July 8, 2019 in New York.

July 11 (Reuters) - American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest as he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Epstein's lawyers argued that home confinement, along with electronic monitoring, surveillance and a bond secured by a mortgage on his $77 million Manhattan mansion would be enough to ensure that he does not flee the country.

(Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York)

American financier Epstein lured underage girls for sex acts -U.S. prosecutors.
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.

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