For many, the death of Jeffery Epstein was a bitter disappointment for the fact that it cheated a great many of his victims from receiving the justice that they deserve.
Epstein, a wealthy financier of dubious origins, was long believed to be trafficking in child sex slaves – a belief that was made all the more believable after his unfathomably lenient sentence in 2008 in which his child trafficking charges were reduced to “solicitation”.
Then, after an arrest last year on similar charges led only to his alleged suicide in a Manhattan detention center, many believed that Epstein’s saga would end there.
Authorities in the Caribbean aren’t yet done with the multi-millionaire, however, and an infamous island owned by the pedophile is now at the center of the story.
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The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday sued the estate of late accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, alleging the wealthy investor raped and otherwise sexually abused young women and girls — as young as 12 years old — at his secluded private island getaways in that territory.
Epstein’s criminal enterprise — from 2001 through 2018 — “facilitated … the sexual molestation and exploitation of numerous girls” on his two private islands, claims the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Denise George in Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
The lawsuit seeks forfeit of those two islands, which are worth an estimated $86 million.
The girls, ranging in age from 12 to 17 years old, were “deceptively lured” and recruited “with money and promises of employment, career opportunities and school assistance” to the Virgin Islands, where Epstein and other abusers “participated in sexual acts of rape and abuse of minors,” the suit claims.
The “Little Saint James” Island named in the lawsuit has been at the center of several conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein, and this latest news will likely invigorate discussions of the strange story once again.
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