Wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will have to wait until Thursday to learn whether a federal judge will allow him to await trial on child sex trafficking charges from the comfort of the same Manhattan mansion where prosecutors say he abused dozens of girls.
Rather than decide Monday on Epstein’s request to be freed on bail, U.S District Judge Richard Berman said during a highly watched bond hearing that he won’t make a decision until Thursday, according to CNBC and CNN. Until then, Epstein will remain in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan, where he’s been jailed since his July 6 arrest at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Epstein, 66, is accused of enticing dozens of teenage girls to his homes in New York and Palm Beach and paying them for nude massages and sex acts from 2002 through 2005. He faces up to 45 years.
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