2 women who say they were abused by Jeffery Epstein have asked a judge not to release him from jail
Jeffrey Epstein had a bail hearing on Monday, and two of his accusers asked a judge to keep him in jail as he awaits trial.
Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer asked a federal judge to reject Epstein's lawyers' request that he remain under house arrest at his Manhattan townhouse until his trial over sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges commences.
Wild claimed she was sexually abused by Epstein at a Palm Beach, Florida, home when she was 14. Farmer said she was 16 when she met Epstein in New York, and later spent time with him in New Mexico. read more »
Epstein’s Abuse Continued While He Was on Work Release From Jail
A decade ago, after Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting a minor, he served 13 months in a private wing of the Palm Beach jail. The sentence, which allowed Epstein to spend 12 hours a day on work release, has come under intense criticism in recent months. It’s been called a “sweetheart deal” and an example of the privileges afforded to the wealthy and well connected.