Jeffrey Epstein’s private island is expected to fetch $125 million for two Caribbean estates.
This is known as the infamous “Pedophile Island,” where Epstein kidnapped and sexually assaulted scores of young girls.
Little St. James Island, along with Great Saint James, which are located in the United States Virgin Islands, were placed up for sale by Epstein’s family.
It was originally valued at $650 million. The profits from the deals will be used to settle outstanding claims brought mostly by the late predator’s victims.
They will also be used to cover the expenses of maintaining the homes, according to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story first.
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More Details Regarding Epstein’s Island
Epstein, 66, went to a New York federal prison in August 2019 after waiting to go on trial for sex trafficking allegations. He had been in prison since 2012.
Government records indicate that Little St James Island was bought by one of Epstein’s businesses in April 1998 for $7.95 million.
The secluded hideaway has been dubbed “Pedophile Island,” due to its alleged role as the headquarters of Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
Prosecutors in the Virgin Islands filed a complaint against Epstein in 2020, alleging the man utilized his two remote islands to participate in roughly two conspiracies to trade and abuse children as young as 11 years old. The case was dismissed.
According to the lawsuit, at one point, Epstein and others assembled a search team to apprehend a 15-year-old girl who was attempting to swim away; they retained her passport to stop her from escaping.
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To obtain girls from other nations, Epstein and his staffers, among whom was Ghislaine Maxwell, started flying them to the Virgin Islands, mostly on Epstein’s private plane, identified as the ‘Lolita Express.’
They then transported girls by yacht and helicopter to Little St. James between 2001 and 2018.
Manhattan Home Sold
Maxwell, 60, was found guilty in December for sex trafficking children and other charges stemming from her role in assisting Epstein in the sexual abuse of many underage girls between 1994 and 2004, according to court documents.
In addition to Epstein’s Palm Beach house and Manhattan home, which were both sold last year for $51 million and $18.5 million, there were cases of sexual assault at Epstein’s other homes, as well.
Libet Johnson, the late owner of the Johnson & Johnson empire, who died in 2017, left him a $22 million mansion in Vail, Colorado, where he has lived in since that time.
The house is still registered as being held by Johnson’s trust, according to the records, and they are both listed as residing there.
At 160 acres in size, Great St. James Island seems to be twice as large of Little St. James. It is mostly unmanaged with the exception of a few tiny houses scattered across the untamed terrain.