FBI investigators yesterday raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private hideaway in the US Virgin Islands.
Despite the disgraced financier’s suicide on the weekend, Attorney General William Barr has vowed to continue the federal sex-trafficking case against him and “any co-conspirators”.
Epstein’s death adds urgency to the search for physical evidence, and his close associate and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly said the island had been “entirely wired for video”.
Little St James Island has gained a variety of sinister nicknames over the years, including ‘Paedophile Island’ and ‘Orgy Island.’
Esptein reportedly called it ‘Little St Jeff’s’.
He purchased the island in 1998 for $7.95 million, and his 75-acre property there is now ringed with towering 40ft palm trees, dotted with large parrot structures, and protected by security guards.
The billionaire built roads, villas, and a mysterious white square edifice that looked like a temple with a golden dome.
One former employee said Epstein once had a large ferry in which he transported up to 200 workers from the larger island of St Thomas to his island every day for construction work.
The man said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein’s property, but he believed they were older than 18.