Dozens of FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s private island on Monday morning and through the afternoon, as the Department of Justice recently vowed to continue an investigation into Epstein, despite his recent suicide.
The Daily Mail reports the island, often referred to as “Pedophile Island” or “Orgy Island,” is thought to be where most of Epstein’s illegal activities took place.
Federal agents, including FBI and CBP were seen on the dock and grounds of Little Saint James, the island owned by accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The U.S. Attorney's Office and SDNY declined to comment on the operation. https://t.co/euCLwh7rKi pic.twitter.com/leAKQqgruA
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Daily Mail reports:
A large group of FBI officers were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier of Little St James on Monday morning and driving around on golf carts after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning.
Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the crystal blue sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home off the coast of St Thomas.
The search comes after 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed to the public on Friday, adding more fuel to the fire of the government’s case of sex trafficking against Epstein.
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Attorney General William Barr told a crowd of law enforcement officers on Monday evening that he was committed to finding out the condition surrounding Epstein’s untimely death at the Manhattan Correctional Center. He also said potential co-conspirators of Epstein’s “should not rest easy” as he would be looking into the allegations against Epstein.
ABC News adds:
ABC News on Monday afternoon observed federal agents, including FBI and Customs and Border Protection, at the dock and on the grounds of Little Saint James, Jeffrey Epstein’s island home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Task force investigators with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York are looking for evidence of Epstein’s inner circle, sources told ABC News.
The Daily Mail spoke with several staffers or former employees who witnessed Epstein at the island with his entourage, including several instances of them flying in groups of young women. Check it out:
Whenever Epstein was there, normally for three to four days at a time, women would sunbathe either nude or topless by the pool as he padded around in shorts and flip flops, they said.
One former employee who declined to be identified said Epstein once had five boats and said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein’s property but he believed they were older than 18.
A former air traffic controller at the island’s airport told Vanity Fair: ‘On multiple occasions I saw Epstein exit his helicopter, stand on the tarmac in full view of my tower, and board his private jet with children—female children. One incident in particular really stands out in my mind, because the girls were just so young. They couldn’t have been over 16.’
According to the report, Esptein acquired Great St. James (a 162-acre island) for $18 million in 2016 after initially buying Little St. James (a 71.5-acre island) for $7.95 million in 1998.
Epstein reportedly had plans to build up and continue to expand the Great St. James island at the time of his death.