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    Jeffrey Epstein Faces Sex Trafficking Charges in Court

    The 66-year-old financier, who pleaded not guilty yesterday to two sex trafficking charges, could spend up to 45 years in prison if convicted. In a New York federal court, prosecutors said that Epstein — a registered sex offender from a 2008 plea deal — recruited dozens of girls as young as 14 to perform sex acts at one of his luxury homes between 2002 and 2005. A judge will rule on his bail next Monday.

    What’s next? Analysts say much depends on how the judge interprets the decade-old deal in which Florida-based federal prosecutors agreed not to pursue further criminal charges.

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