NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say several more women have contacted them since financier Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest to say he abused them when they were underage.
They cited the contacts in arguing against bail prior to a hearing Monday.
Epstein’s lawyers say he’s no threat to flee and should await trial under house arrest in his $77 million Manhattan mansion.
Prosecutors, calling him a flight risk and danger, say evidence against him is growing “stronger by the day.”
They say they worry Epstein will try to influence witnesses if he is not incarcerated on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.
Epstein’s lawyers, though, say he’s lived a law-abiding life since pleading guilty to Florida solicitation charges in 2008.