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Defendant: Jeffrey Epstein (above) appeared in court on Wednesday, where a judge set the start date for his federal trial of sex trafficking in June next year
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Jeffrey Epstein will be behind bars for at least 10 months after a federal judge set a provisional date for his anti-sex trial in June next year.

Judge Richard Berman chose 8 June as the starting date for the trial period of four to six weeks.

The defendant, 66, showed no signs of injury and there were no visible red spots in his neck after his reported suicide attempt last Tuesday.

Epstein seemed nervous and dazed during the 20-minute meeting and watched most of the procedure in the distance with his hands clasped by his chin.

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Defendant: Jeffrey Epstein (above) appeared in court on Wednesday, where a judge set the start date for his federal trial of sex trafficking in June next year

Defendant: Jeffrey Epstein (above) appeared in court on Wednesday, where a judge set the start date for his federal trial of sex trafficking in June next year

Federal prosecutors said at the hearing that the FBI only began the & # 39; from looking at the devices seized during the raid on the Epstein mansion in $ 77 million earlier this month.

The case has already generated a million pages of documents that, according to the defense, need time to view.

Lawyers for both parties had met before the hearing to go through a possible timeline, which they presented to Judge Berman.

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The wealthy financier, 66, is accused of creating a "huge network" of underage girls he abused in his mansions in New York and Palm Beach, Florida between 2002 and 2005.

Judge Berman has refused him the bail, who said that his sexual appetite for young girls is "uncontrollable". used to be.

During the hearing, Judge Berman said that both parties had until 31 October to submit papers for discovery.

Provisional motions should be by February next year.

Due to the complexity of the case, Mr. Weinberg has objected to postponing until September next year.

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He said: "We have not had the opportunity to review the government's million discovery pages with Mr Epstein and to assess his ability to exercise his constitutional right to prepare for a very difficult matter." .

Mr. Weinberg said that Epstein's defense would be that the case & # 39; unique and complex issues & # 39; with regard to his 2008 non-prosecution agreement in Florida for similar violations.

Epstein served only 13 months in prison and was allowed six days a week off, allegedly having sex with women in his office.

Mr. Weinberg said he would claim that the new prosecution was "constitutionally forbidden" and that there were "double dangers."

Judge Berman's decision means that Epstein, who owns his own private island in the Caribbean, remains in the grim Metropolitan Correctional Center.

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In prison, prisoners are kept in their cells 23 hours a day and so many rat prisoners are awake with them in their blankets.

Gloria Allred, who represents a number of Epstein's victims, said out of court that some accusers had not come forward because they were in fear & # 39; goods.

She did not reveal any specific threats, but said she was talking about & # 39; fear of physical injury, reputation damage from people they know and people they don't know. Many accusers have that fear, fear of being threatened and being attacked & # 39 ;.

She called for other victims to come forward now, because it would be "too late" at some point.

Miss Allred said that some of her customers had come forward before Epstein was arrested and others afterwards – she did not give up their names.

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Among the accusers of Epstein is Virginia Roberts, who claimed that he had lent her to have sex with Prince Andrew, an allegation he strongly denied.

Aside from the criminal case, thousands of documents relating to Epstein will be released in the coming weeks as part of a libel case.

Miss Roberts has successfully filed a complaint against Ghislaine Maxwell and received a secret settlement last year.

That case was then sealed as one of the terms of the settlement, but last month a panel of judges ruled that the public interest amply exceeded Ms. Maxwell's right to privacy by denying 2,000 documents from that case.

Those documents contained information about & # 39; countless prominent American politicians, powerful businessmen, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister and other world leaders & # 39 ;, were revealed when the court ruled.

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