A judge has ruled that convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein will stay in detention pending his trial.
Judge Richard Miles Berman, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, said Jeffrey Epstein poses a threat to the community.
Judge Berman called this the heart of his opinion.
He also finds that Epstein is a flight risk.
Judge Berman ended the hearing by scheduling a July 31 conference, primarily for purposes of case management and scheduling.
Epstein is sitting still, his hands folded together on the table in front of him. Judge Berman schedules a July 31 conference.
— Benjamin Adams (@BenAdamsO_O) July 18, 2019
No bail for Jeffrey Epstein. Judge orders accused sex trafficker jailed while awaiting trial. https://t.co/rNfKPk7Ipq
— JamesVGrimaldi (@JamesVGrimaldi) July 18, 2019
BREAKING: Wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will have to wait out a sex trafficking trial from a jail cell after a federal judge in New York ruled against his request for release on bail. #PerversionofJustice https://t.co/8XOyRtHxhx
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 18, 2019
Despite offering everything under the sun and close to $100 million, the judge described Epstein's proposed bail package, which would have allowed him to live in his Upper East Side mansion, as "irretrievably
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) July 18, 2019
Was just in court as Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail in his sex trafficking case.
"I doubt any bail package can overcome danger to the community," said Judge Richard Berman. https://t.co/UYAFXMJ7fn
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) July 18, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein gulped with force when Judge Berman announced he was going to deliver his conclusion. When Berman started to declare his decision, Epstein moved his hands—which had been relaxed—into a clasped position.
— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) July 18, 2019