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USA: Sex crimes trial against financier Epstein may not begin until June 202002:26

USA: Sex crimes trial against financier Epstein may not begin until June 2020

United States, New York City
July 31, 2019 at 19:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who's representing a number of women in a sex crimes case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, confirmed the trial may not take place until June 2020. She was speaking to the press outside a Manhattan federal court in New York on Wednesday.

The attorney stressed that the delay is due to a number of motions needing to be filed following alleged constitutional issues and a non-prosecution agreement.

"Mr Epstein, if convicted, could face the rest of his life in prison, that's possible. So, they want to make sure they're prepared," she explained.

Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005, plead not guilty to charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking, earlier this month.

He was found semi-conscious and with marks on his neck on the floor of his cell last week, but it's not yet clear whether he staged a suicide attempt, attempted to commit suicide or was assaulted by another inmate.

USA: Sex crimes trial against financier Epstein may not begin until June 202002:26
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Lawyer Gloria Allred, who's representing a number of women in a sex crimes case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, confirmed the trial may not take place until June 2020. She was speaking to the press outside a Manhattan federal court in New York on Wednesday.

The attorney stressed that the delay is due to a number of motions needing to be filed following alleged constitutional issues and a non-prosecution agreement.

"Mr Epstein, if convicted, could face the rest of his life in prison, that's possible. So, they want to make sure they're prepared," she explained.

Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005, plead not guilty to charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking, earlier this month.

He was found semi-conscious and with marks on his neck on the floor of his cell last week, but it's not yet clear whether he staged a suicide attempt, attempted to commit suicide or was assaulted by another inmate.

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