Jeffrey Epstein used database to keep track of his 'numerous' victims

Cheryl Sanders
January 16, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein's estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late financier sexually abused and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls over almost two decades on a private Caribbean island.

Epstein used a web of shell companies to hide his activities on Little St. James, which he purchased in 1998, and to later acquire a second island - Great St. James - to ensure his crimes were concealed to potential onlookers, the suit alleges.

The suit seeks to seize part of his $577m (£442m) fortune and his two private islands, Little Saint James and Great Saint James.

For years, locals whispered about all the very young women Jeffrey Epstein lured to his Caribbean lair, a private isle that came to be known as Pedophile Island.

Epstein maintained a home on Little St. James, which he acquired in 1998, and purchased nearby Great St. James in 2016, the lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit alleges that even after Epstein's August suicide in federal detention in NY, his associates "continued to conspire to prevent detection of the Epstein Enterprise's criminal wrongdoing and to prevent accountability". The assets on the island are estimated to be worth approximately $500 million.

The co-executors of Epstein's estate said Wednesday the estate "is being administered in accordance with the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands".

Epstein's resources enabled him to skirt scrutiny, according to the suit: "Monitoring a sex offender with his own private islands and the resources to fly victims in and out on private planes and helicopters presented unique challenges".

The lawsuit is the first filed against Epstein's estate by a government and could do a lot to restore the region's tainted reputation as an adult playground with no consequences for the rich and powerful.

He even kept a computer database to track where the women and girls were and who was available, the Times reported.

"The conduct of Jeffrey Epstein and his associates shocks the conscience and betrays the deepest principles and laws of the US Virgin Islands", Attorney General George said.

In that case, she was captured and had her passport confiscated by Epstein, the suit claims.

In a press conference on Wednesday, George revealed that she authorized an investigation into Epstein, a registered sex offender with her office, months ago.

This is a boat dock on Little St. James Island.

According to the suit, Epstein purchased Little St. James in the late 1990s "as the ideal hideway (sic) for trafficking young women and underage girls for sexual servitude, child abuse and sexual assault", according to CNBC.

The lawsuit targets Epstein's estate, several LLCs and corporations controlled by Epstein, and unnamed John and Jane Does whose identities or involvement with Epstein is now unknown.

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