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Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Jul. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to...

Inside Epstein network, layer upon layer to protect the boss

Jul. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually abuse,...

Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

Jul. 13, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot (372-square-meter) courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a nearby...

New Mexico AG wants new sex offender law amid Epstein probe

Jul. 12, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general wants to change a law that allowed billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in the state, where authorities say they are interviewing possible victims that visited his sprawling, secluded ranch south of Santa Fe....

Defense lawyers seek detention at home for Jeffrey Epstein

Jul. 11, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers, seeking bail for their client, said Thursday that he had long lived with the fear that federal prosecutors might pursue sexual abuse charges against him again — and yet had never sought to flee the country. Epstein , 66, was arrested Saturday...

Authorities: 49 arrests on sex counts during All-Star week

Jul. 11, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio authorities say 49 people were arrested during initiatives dubbed "Operation Homerun" and "Operation Triple Play" aimed at sex predators during the days of festivities around baseball's All-Star Game in Cleveland. Attorney General Dave Yost and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County...

How Epstein's secret deal could affect sex trafficking case

Jul. 11, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein awaits a bail hearing after pleading not guilty this week to sex trafficking charges in a case brought a decade after he secretly cut a deal with prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations. Epstein is accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars...

What did Jeffrey Epstein's famous friends know and see?

Jul. 9, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein has hobnobbed with some of the world's most powerful people during his jet-setting life. Future President Donald Trump called him a "terrific guy." Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer aboard his private...

Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges

Jul. 7, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as...

Guard at women's prison arrested in attempted pimping case

Jul. 5, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A guard at a Colorado prison for women has been arrested on suspicion of attempted pimping involving a woman who previously served time at the facility, authorities said Friday. Joshua Hensley, 38, was arrested Wednesday and is also accused of patronizing a prostitute. Investigators believe...