Jeffrey Epstein has been denied bail. Fox News reports:
A New York federal judge denied bail Thursday to Jeffrey Epstein, who currently faces multiple charges of sex trafficking.
The 66-year-old financier has been in custody since his July 6 arrest. He pleaded not guilty in an initial court appearance.
“I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community,” U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Thursday while announcing his decision.
The defense had argued Epstein should be allowed to await trial under house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They said he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.
It is unclear when the trial will be, but we will keep you updated every step of the way as this incredible story unfolds.