Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty

We told you yesterday about how billionaire Jeffrey Epstein had been arrested over the weekend. He appeared in federal court yesterday and plead not guilty to charges that included sex trafficking of minors.

The billionaire financier, philanthropist, and registered sex offender has eluded lengthy prison time in the past. However, a federal indictment unsealed yesterday charged that Epstein "sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes" in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, along with other locations. Epstein paid some of his victims to recruit more underage girls, according to the indictment.

The charges include one count of sex trafficking and one count of sex-trafficking conspiracy. Epstein entered his plea of not guilty in federal court in Manhattan.

He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted of the charges. His bail hearing is set for July 15.

Source: CBS NEWS

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