Financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused girls as young as 12 on his non-public islands, the US Virgin Islands prosecutor has claimed.
Epstein, who died in detention center in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial for abuse relationship wait on to 2005, is meant to enjoy trafficked girls as no longer too lengthy previously as 2018.
The lawsuit against his property says the girls enjoy been “lured and recruited” to his Caribbean dwelling and compelled into sex.
Right here is the fundamental lawsuit filed against Epstein in the US Virgin Islands.
The suit seeks to select section of his $577m (£442m) fortune and his two non-public islands, Minute Saint James and Colossal Saint James.
The two islands are estimated to be price $86m.
“Epstein clearly extinct the Virgin Islands and his effect of abode in the US Virgin Islands at Minute Saint James with a just to be ready to camouflage and to be ready to enlarge his exercise right here,” US Virgin Islands prosecutor Denise N George says in the suit.
“Epstein and his associated trafficked underage girls to the Virgin Islands, held them captive, and sexually abused them, causing them grave bodily, psychological and emotional damage.”
As no longer too lengthy previously as July 2017, Epstein refused to enable an official to enter his Minute Saint James island for routine monitoring of the registered sex offender, the lawsuit claims.
He is also accused of utilizing false visas to web site web site visitors girls folk and girls, a variety of of them aspiring models, interior and out of the island territory and utilizing a computerised database in describe to trace his victims’ actions on his island.
In a single incident, the suit claims that a 15-yr-worn lady tried to swim away from Epstein’s island after she became compelled to acquire in sex acts with Epstein and others.
If that’s the case, she became captured and had her passport confiscated by Epstein, the suit claims.
Epstein’s lawful permanent effect of abode became registered to the Virgin Islands. Within the days before his suicide in jail, he filed an updated version of his will to the US island territory.