A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday denied Jeffrey Epstein’s request to be released on bail ahead of a trial on child sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

U.S. Judge Richard M. Berman of the Southern District of New York ruled that Epstein, a  financier and convicted sex offender, rejected a proposed bail package from Epstein’s lawyers that would have allowed Epstein to wait out the trial at his townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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