Jeffrey Epstein arrives in court for bail hearing as his lawyers argue that he should be granted house arrest while awaiting trial

Epstein's lawyers are asking a judge Monday to grant him house arrest in his $77 million mansion. They say he is no threat to flee.


                            Jeffrey Epstein arrives in court for bail hearing as his lawyers argue that he should be granted house arrest while awaiting trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein has been brought to his Manhattan bail hearing from a nearby federal jail where he's been held since his arrest.

Epstein's lawyers are asking a judge Monday to grant him house arrest in his $77 million mansion. They say he is no threat to flee.

Prosecutors say the well-connected Epstein is a flight risk. They say several more women have contacted them since Epstein's arrest to say he abused them when they were underage.

At least one of Epstein's accusers was seated in the courtroom during the hearing.

Prosecutors say they worry Epstein will try to influence witnesses if he is not incarcerated on sex trafficking charges.

Epstein's lawyers say he's lived a law-abiding life since pleading guilty to Florida solicitation charges in 2008.

Federal prosecutors say several more women have contacted them since financier Epstein's arrest to say he abused them when they were underage.

They cited the contacts in arguing against bail prior to a hearing Monday.

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