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Defense lawyers seek detention at home for Jeffrey Epstein

Financier Jeffrey Epstein s lawyers, seeking bail for their client, said Thursday that he feared a toxic political climate might cause federal prosecutors to scrap a deal he made with them over a decade ago and charge him again with sexual abuse charges involving underage girls. The lawyers recommended house arrest and electronic monitoring for Epstein as they countered what they described as a drastic demand by prosecutors that he be detained until trial on charges that he engaged in sex trafficking with dozens of underage girls in Florida and New York from 2002 to 2005. Epstein , 66, was arrested Saturday as he arrived at a New Jersey airport on a flight from Paris. He pleaded not guilty Monday and a judge asked defense lawyers and prosecutors to submit their bail arguments prior to a hearing next Monday. In seeking detention, prosecutors said a trove of what seemed to be nude pictures of underage girls was found in his mansion after his arrest on charges that he sexually ...


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