New charges against politically connected financier allege behavior that ‘shocks the conscience’

Federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed new sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, alleging that the politically connected multimillionaire who previously avoided serious legal exposure on similar allegations had abused dozens of young girls at his Manhattan and Palm Beach, Fla., homes and enlisted his victims to bring him others.

The charges, to which Epstein pleaded not guilty, mark a nadir for the jet-setting financier who owns a private island, controls two private jets and counts among his friends President Trump and former President Bill Clinton.

After landing at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Saturday, Epstein was taken into custody, held for two nights in the same detention facility that houses the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and then marched into federal court Monday in a blue prison uniform and orange shoes.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, made public the lurid details of how they say Epstein created a network of girls who would

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