Sexual assault

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Epstein in 2004. Photo: Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images

Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender and former hedge fund investor, was denied bail by a federal judge in New York Thursday and will remain in jail while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.

Details: Judge Richard Berman said from the bench that Epstein presents both a flight risk and a danger to the community, which influenced his decision to deny bail, per CNBC.

What we know: The Jeffrey Epstein indictment

A photo of the front door of one of Epstein's home.
The initials "JE" and doorway damage at the Manhattan residence of Jeffrey Epstein. Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The unsealed Jeffrey Epstein indictment is public, with pages of documents alleging the sexual abuse and trafficking of underage girls in Florida and New York.

What's new: The latest allegations date to the early 2000s, with 3 unnamed victims cited in the case. On Friday, federal prosecutors accused Epstein of witness tampering involving wiring $350,000 to potential witnesses and possible co-conspirators, the NYT reports.