by Daveda Gruber:
On Thursday, a New York federal judge denied bail to Jeffery Epstein who is facing sex trafficking charges.
Since his arrest on July 6th, Epstein has been held in custody waiting for a bail hearing. The 66 year old pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman presided over the bail hearing and related his decision. The judge said, “I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community.”
Judge Berman said that the bail proposal was “irretrievably inadequate” and that the government established “danger to others and to the community” as well as a “risk of flight by a preponderance of the evidence.”
Epstein’s defense team had argued that the financier should be allowed to await trial under house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They also said that he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.
Allegedly, the case against Epstein, who is a registered sex offender, is growing in strength. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller noted that it is “getting stronger every single day.”
More women are contacting authorities and giving accounts of Epstein of sexual abuse while they were minors.
A young women, Courtney Wild, who said that she was sexually abused by Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida when she was 14 years of age, pleaded with the judge to keep Epstein jailed.
Wild said, “He’s a scary person to have walking the streets.”
Add to this the fact that earlier this week, Rossmiller said that the government uncovered “piles of cash, dozens of diamonds” and a passport with a picture of the defendant but a name other than his own that was in a locked safe.
A premonition of impending suicide has come to my mind. I ask myself where would Epstein be more likely to be safe? Would he be safer at home or in jail?
After all, he has a lot of information in his head about people who flew on his airplane, “Lolita Express,” spent time on his private “Orgy Island,” or who had gone to parties with Epstein or held by Epstein.