A federal judge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has ruled that a Russian-American entrepreneur must remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of leading a child-sex ring.
U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin on Thursday said a magistrate judge was wrong to grant bail to 38-year-old Andrew Mogilyansky, of Richboro.
McLaughlin calls Mogilyansky a flight risk and says he has enough money to take his family with him.
Mogilyansky holds dual Russian and U.S. citizenship. He is accused of luring young teenage girls at a Russian orphanage into prostitution and sharing in the profits.
The magistrate judge had ruled Wednesday that Mogilyansky could be released on bail pending trial. Prosecutors appealed that decision.
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