Defense Lawyers Seek Detention at Home for Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers argue he should be held under house arrest with electronic monitoring pending trial despite prosecutors’ claims he could flee to dodge sex trafficking charges. The lawyers argued for bail in court papers Thursday in Manhattan federal court. A bail hearing for the 66-year-old is set for Monday. Epstein was arrested on charges that he sexually exploited and abused dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. His lawyer calls the new charges “ancient history.”