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‘You are clearly a danger to the community!’ Wealthy pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is denied bail in child sex-trafficking case, considered a flight risk

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U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said prosecutors showed “clear and convincing evidence” that Epstein was a flight risk.
“The government application for continued remand is hereby granted,” Berman said just minutes after the pretrial proceeding began.
Jeffrey Epstein found out he will remain behind bars for the remainder of his se-offense trial after he was denied bail Thursday pending trial on child sex trafficking charges.
“Starting with my conclusions, the government’s application for continued remand is hereby granted and the defense’s application for pretrial release is respectfully hereby denied”.
Judge Berman rejected the multimillionaire sex offender’s request of home confinement at the Upper East Side mansion where he is accused of abusing girls between 2002 and 2005.
The defense had proposed a $77 million bail package, with Epstein’s private jet and Manhattan mansion as collateral: “I doubt any bail package can overcome” any danger to the community, Berman said.
Berman cited Monday’s “compelling testimony” by accusers Annie Farmer and Courtney Wild and “evidence of intimidation and threats, and compensation paid to potential witnesses.”
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Berman also said there were questions about whether Epstein “has been compliant in legal obligations as a registered sex offender.”
During Monday’s hearing, the judge had noted a front-page Post report about how Epstein never checked in with the NYPD, despite a 2011 order by Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz requiring him to do so every 90 days.
The Manhattan federal judge overseeing the Epstein case Monday cited media reports revealing how the pedophile hadn’t ever checked in with the NYPD as required for sex offenders.
Judge Richard Berman was responding to an argument from Epstein’s lawyers asking for their client be released on bail in the new sex trafficking case against him, o the grounds that he’s been “careful” in his obligations as an already-convicted offender, but Judge Berman said he read reports and it indicates differently.

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“The thrust of that story … was that Mr. Epstein was not in compliance in New York state,” Berman told Epstein’s lawyer, Martin Weinberg.
As Epstein was ordered by another Manhattan judge in 2011, after his conviction on solicitation-of-a-minor charges in Florida, to check in with the cops here every 90 days. Epstein has an Upper East Side manse.
The NYPD, claims it never followed up on Epstein failing to report in, because Epstein wasn’t required to come to them, since he maintains that his primary residence is in the Virgin Islands.

Jeffrey Epstein's retreat in the Virgin Islands 1.jpgPrimary residence: Jeffrey Epstein’s staying primarily at his retreat in the Virgin Islands, dubbed “Pedophile Island” by locals, facilitated hes ability to evade law enforcement, and the judge was having none of it

A judge had already rejected that argument years ago.
Epstein, 66, was busted July 6 in the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of girls as young as 14 in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.
He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
His indictment followed an award-winning series of stories last year by the Miami Herald that revealed how Epstein scored a sweetheart plea bargain in 2008 following similar allegations in Florida.
He’s been held since his arrest at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.

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