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Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Update Week 3: Final Accuser Testifies, a Peek into Epstein and Maxwell’s World

Ryan DeLarme,
December 13th, 2021

Happy Monday everyone. The prosecution rested its case on Friday after calling the final accuser, Annie Farmer, to the stand. The defense won’t be presenting their case until this Thursday, and the word is still out as to whether or not jurors will from Maxwell herself.

Despite the 3-day break in the trial, there’s still plenty of information go over regarding the final accuser and some of the crime scene pictures from Epstein and Maxwell’s various estates.

The fourth and final accuser took the stand Friday and explained to jurors how the alleged madam gave her a nude massage and groped her as a teenager at Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico.

Annie Farmer – the only accuser who’s chosen to use her full name – said that she was “lured” to the ranch after meeting Epstein through her sister months prior because she believed the duo viewed her as “a student they may want to help.”

Farmer said that she was comfortable going to the ranch in part because Maxwell was there and she understood her to be Epstein’s girlfriend.

While visiting the sprawling estate, Epstein and Maxwell took her shopping, bought her some expensive cowboy boots, and took her to see the film “Primal Fear”.

While waiting for the movie, Epstein and Maxwell began fooling around. During the film, Maxwell pulled Epstein’s pants down in front of Farmer, who was a 16 at the time, and Epstein began to caress the young girl’s leg and foot as he sat between her and Maxwell.

At one point during her visit, Maxwell taught a young Annie how to massage Epstein’s feet and asked her if she herself would like a massage. Maxwell set up a massage table in the room Farmer had been staying in and asked the girl to strip down naked.

“She started rubbing my body, my back, and my legs. She was making small talk, then at some point, she had me roll over so I was laying on my back… She pulled the sheet down and exposed my breasts and started rubbing on my chest and my upper breasts,” Farmer testified, adding that she felt “frozen” in fear during the rubdown.

“I wanted so badly to get off the table and have this massage be done,” she said. 

The door to the room was open during the massage, and Farmer said she could “sense” Epstein could see her, but did not recall him specifically looking at her as Maxwell touched her.

Also during the trip, Farmer said, Epstein crawled into bed with her one morning and said he wanted to “cuddle.” 

Jeffrey Epstein's Zorro Ranch
Annie Farmer testified about the nude massage ordeal that took place at Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch, pictured here.

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“He climbed into bed with me, reached his arms around me, pressed his body into mine,” she said. 

“At that time I just wanted the weekend to be over. I was very aware I was isolated on this ranch with these two people,” Farmer told Pomerantz. 

When asked to describe the “sexualized” experiences she had with Epstein and Maxwell that weekend, Farmer said she believed the pair were working to normalize the behavior in an attempt to sexually abuse her. 

“It was all a pattern of them confusing my boundaries, making me question myself about what was right and what was not right,” she said.

Farmer also testified during the sex trafficking case of Jeffrey Epstein (left) on July 15, 2019.
Farmer also testified during the sex-trafficking case of Jeffrey Epstein (left) on July 15, 2019.

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She was lured into Maxwell and Epstein’s orbit months earlier, when she visited her older sister, Maria, in New York in December 1995. 

Maria Farmer, an artist, had been working for Epstein and introduced her younger sister to the disgraced financier at his Upper East Side mansion when she traveled to see her sister in New York. 

During the New York trip, Epstein took the sisters to see a movie and similarly rubbed Annie’s foot and arm and held her hand at the show — but stopped touching her when he was in view of Maria, she said. 

When he touched her at the movie in New Mexico, in front of Maxwell, he was more blatant, she said. 

“He did not seem to be concerned about hiding this behavior,” Farmer said. 

On cross-examination, Maxwell defense attorney Laura Menninger sought to downplay the sexual nature of the massage and the time Epstein climbed into bed with Farmer. 

She asked Farmer if Maxwell touched her nipples during the massage and if Epstein touched her with his “erect penis.” 

Farmer responded no to both questions. 

In addition to the final accuser’s testimony, we have a substantial amount of photographs giving a small peek into Epstein and Maxwell’s world.

Virgin Islands — Little St. James & Great St. James

Most notorious is Epstein’s island, commonly referred to as “pedo” island, where victims have described in detail trying to swim off the shore in shark-infested water, almost drowning to escape the abuse they faced at the hands of Epstein and his colleagues.


Court exhibit images released during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein’s Little St. James Island home.

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Here are aerial views of Little Saint James island in the Caribbean. These photos,  taken December 4, 2021 show the sprawling compound on the island owned be Jeffrey Epstein
Here are aerial views of Little St. James island in the Caribbean. These photos, taken Dec. 4, 2021, show the sprawling compound on the island owned by Jeffrey Epstein.

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The convicted pedophile is said to have flown victims to the island where he routinely sexually assaulted them with no chance of escape.
The convicted pedophile is said to have flown victims to the island where he routinely sexually assaulted them with no chance of escape.

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An aerial view of the tomb.
An aerial view of the blue and white striped structure which was supposed to be a music pavilion.

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This photo taken December 4, 2021 show the sprawling compound on the island owned be Jeffrey Epstein.
This photo taken Dec. 4, 2021, shows the sprawling compound on the island owned by Jeffrey Epstein.

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Epstein purchased Little St. James, which spans over 70 acres, in 1998 for only $7.95 million at the time.

In 2016, shortly before his arrest, he bought the larger Great St. James islands for $17.5 million.

The islands are estimated to be worth a combined $240 million today.

The only way to access the island is by boat or plane. Epstein usually boarded his private plane to fly to St. Thomas’ international airport, where he would then board a helicopter that whisked him to his private islands.

A no trespassing sing is seen at Great St. James Island, a property linked to financier Jeffrey Epstein near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands August 17, 2019.
A No Trespassing sign is seen at Great St. James Island, a property linked to financier Jeffrey Epstein near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Aug. 17, 2019.

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Jeffrey Epstein owned properties at Little St. James Island near Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jeffrey Epstein owned properties at Little St. James Island near Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands.

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A blue striped structure sits on a lookout point on Little St. James Island, in the US Virgin Islands, a property owned by Jeffrey Epstein in 2019.

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A view of Jeffrey Epstein's stone mansion on Little St. James Island, a property owned by Jeffrey Epstein, Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
A view of Jeffrey Epstein’s stone mansion on Little St. James Island, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

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A few days after his Aug. 10 death, FBI agents and NYPD officials raided Little St. James, which locals told authorities they had nicknamed “Pedophile Island.”

Many lawsuits against Epstein and his estate allege that Epstein sexually assaulted many girls and women on the islands.

Over the years, Epstein built Little St. James, which he referred to as “Little St. Jeff’s,” to include a villa with a library, a Japanese bathhouse, and a movie theater.

Initially, the island had the main house, three guest cottages, a caretaker’s cottage, a private desalination system, a helipad, and a dock.

By 2008, Epstein’s estate on Little St. James had about 70 staff.

A dock at Little St. James Island.
A dock at Little St. James Island.

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A solar clock at Little St. James Island.
A solar clock at Little St. James Island.

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Houses at Little St. James Island.
Houses at Little St. James Island.

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A cow statue is seen next to a beach at Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, near Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands August 17, 2019.
A cow statue is seen next to a beach at Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, near Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, Aug. 17, 2019.

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In February, executors of Epstein’s estate claimed they would not be able pay out money to the perv’s victims if the US Virgin Islands attorney general is allowed to freeze his assets, new court papers show.

AG Denise George’s office had asked a judge to freeze his assets following an announcement that the administrator of the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program would have to pause making claim offers since the estate couldn’t currently replenish the fund.

The island remains in contention between the courts and Epstein’s estate today — but it is expected to go on sale in the coming year, sources told The Post.

Florida — Palm Beach

The Florida mansion in Palm Beach where prosecutors say Epstein sexually abused underage girls and women for many years was demolished in April after developer Todd Michael Glaser bought the site for $18.5 million in March.

Jeffrey Epstein's notorious former Palm Beach mansion has been demolished and replaced by a patch of grass.
Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious former Palm Beach mansion has been demolished and replaced by a patch of grass.

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These exclusive aerial images show the so called 'House of Horrors' which once stood on the idyllic waterfront plot in Florida has vanished and in its place is a perfectly manicured lawn.
These exclusive aerial images show the so-called “house of horrors” that once stood on the idyllic waterfront plot in Florida has vanished and in its place is a perfectly manicured lawn.

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The numerous palm trees remain at the notorious multi million dollar spot but its grand white gates and carefully manicured hedges maintaining privacy at the front entrance have been ripped down and replaced with wire fencing and green tarp.
The numerous palm trees remain at the notorious multimillion-dollar spot, but its grand white gates and carefully manicured hedges maintaining privacy at the front entrance have been ripped down and replaced with wire fencing and green tarp.

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BG Group Demolition crews tear down the Palm Beach home of late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida on April 20, 2021.
BG Group Demolition crews tear down the Palm Beach home of late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 20, 2021.

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Aerial views of Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach home before it was demolished.
Aerial views of Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home before it was demolished.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach home.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home.

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According to the witness, "Kate" would often engage in sexual acts with Jeffrey Epstein by the pool at his Palm Beach house.
According to the witness, “Kate” would often engage in sexual acts with Jeffrey Epstein by the pool at his Palm Beach house.

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Glaser had announced from the onset of his purchase his plans to demolish the property.

Located at 358 El Brillo Way, the funds from the sale have been allocated to the victims’ compensation program to make payments to Epstein’s victims.

“I only got involved in the sale of Jeffrey Epstein’s residence to ensure it would be wiped off the map of Palm Beach,” Lawrence Moens, who represented the listing, told the Palm Beach Daily News at the time.

Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach home. Police raid images.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home. Police raid images.

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Developer Todd Michael Glaser bought Epstein's sprawling property for $18.5 million in March, and the home was later demolished.
Developer Todd Michael Glaser bought Epstein’s sprawling property for $18.5 million in March, and the home was later demolished.

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Epstein's Palm Beach office.
Epstein’s Palm Beach office.

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Palm Beach home.
The entryway to the backyard.

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The kitchen.
The kitchen.

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Housekeeper Juan Alessi testified that he once found a large dildo in Jeffrey Epstein's bedroom but put it in a wicker basket.
Housekeeper Juan Alessi testified that he once found a large dildo in Jeffrey Epstein’s bedroom but put it in a wicker basket.

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Jeff Epstein's office.
Jeff Epstein’s office.

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The area, which adjoins the master bedroom and bathroom, also has a bathtub with a bizarre statue of what seems to be an erect cat standing on a ledge.
The area, which adjoins the master bedroom and bathroom, also has a bathtub with a bizarre statue of what seems to be an erect cat standing on a ledge.

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Until his July 2019 arrest, the financier had skirted federal sex-trafficking charges because of a secret 2008 deal with the Justice Department.Until his July 2019 arrest, the financier had skirted federal sex-trafficking charges because of a secret 2008 deal with the Justice Department.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach home. Police raid images.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home. Police raid images.

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Video of the raid was first published in August 2019, after Epstein's suicide behind bars while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.Video of the raid was first published in August 2019, after Epstein’s suicide behind bars while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

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A bookshelf in the beachfront office with multiple photos of Epstein.
A bookshelf in the beachfront office with multiple photos of Epstein.

Built in 1953, Epstein’s estate spanned over 14,200 square feet and was made up of six bedrooms, with a staff house and pool house on the Intracoastal Waterway.

One framed photo of Maxwell and Epstein smooching was found by Palm Beach police inside the home there during a 2005 raid, according to photos of the operation submitted as evidence.

New York — Manhattan

Epstein’s New York townhouse — where the late pedophile once kept nude photos of girls, creepy taxidermy and a bizarre painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress — was sold for a little under $50 million in March.

Some kind of work has begun at the former residence of Jeffrey Epstein, 9 E 71 St., NYC.
Some kind of work has begun at the former residence of Jeffrey Epstein at 9 E. 71st St.

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Pictured here are the intials JE, which are the initials of Mr. Epstein, engraved into the granite entrance area.
Pictured here are the initials JE by the granite entrance area.

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Jeffrey Epstein home at 9 East 71st Street in NYC, NY on December 1, 2021. Epstein's initials were removed from the wall outside the door.
Jeffrey Epstein’s home at 9 E. 71st St. in NYC on December 1, 2021. Epstein’s initials were removed from the wall outside the door.

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Jeffrey Epstein home at 9 East 71st Street in NYC, NY on December 1, 2021.Jeffrey Epstein’s home at 9 E. 71st St. on Dec. 1, 2021.

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Workers on the scaffold of Jeffrey Epstein's NYC home.
Workers on the scaffold of Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC home.

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The home is located at 9 E. 71st St., and Epstein’s estate attorney, Bennet Moskowitz, revealed previously in court proceedings that the cash from the sale would be used to replenish the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Fund.

The 28,000-square-foot neoclassical townhouse first hit the market in July for nearly $90 million, but the price was cut shortly thereafter.

The formal study and lounge.
The formal study and lounge.

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The terrace.
The terrace.

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The creepy massage room on the third floor.
The creepy massage room on the third floor of his UES home. Throughout the disgraced British socialite’s sex-trafficking trial, prosecutors have sought to paint Epstein and Maxwell as “partners in crime” as he sexually abused underage girls from 1994 to 2004. In all cases, the pair used massages as a ruse to lure girls for him to sexually abuse, prosecutors charge. 

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Hard drives found during the raid of Epstein's apartment.
Hard drives found during the raid of Epstein’s townhouse on the UES.

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A document discovered by the feds on a hard drive in Epstein’s townhouse detailed his intimate relationship with Maxwell, FBI digital forensic examiner Stephen Flatley testified in Manhattan federal court last Tuesday. The file was created on a desktop by someone logged in as the user “GMax” on Oct. 14, 2002.

“Jeffrey and Ghislaine have been together as a couple for the last 11 years,” the note started. “They are, contrary to what people think, rarely apart, I almost always see them together.”

The duo was described as “thick as thieves,” with the file noting, “they compliment each other really well.”

The document went on to describe the British socialite as “highly intelligent and great company with a ready smile and an infectious laugh” who puts people at ease.

“Jeffrey and Ghislaine share many mutual interests and they have a lot of fun together,” it continued. “On top of being partner’s [sic] they are also best of friends,” it said.

The main staircase in Epstein's UES home.
The main staircase in Epstein’s UES home.

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A parlor in Epstein's lavish home.
A parlor in Epstein’s lavish home in Manhattan.

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Several images on the wall of the massage room are blacked out.
Several images on the wall of the massage room are blacked out.

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Previously owned by Victoria’s Secret mogul and Epstein associate Les Wexner, the townhouse was built in 1930 for an heir to the Macy’s department store fortune.

Epstein purchased the house for $20 million in 1998.

Special Agent Kelly Maguire testified Monday that her team “forced entry” into the home on July 6, 2019, after no one answered the door, and swept through all 40 rooms.

When federal authorities raided the home, they found creepy artwork in the lair, including a painting that depicted Clinton wearing a blue dress and high heels while kicking his feet up in a chair.

Investigators also found a taxidermied tiger and poodle in the house.

The pedophile allegedly molested and sexually assaulted dozens of women and girls at the estate after luring them into the house by asking for massages.

New Mexico — South of Santa Fe

The New Mexico ranch where Jeffrey Epstein allegedly trafficked several women has been on the market for the past six months without any offers.


Court exhibit images released during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico home, named Zorro Ranch.

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Virginia Giuffre (now Roberts)
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has spoken out against Jeffrey Epstein, at the “Zorro Ranch.”Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico looks as though it has been mothballed in these exclusive new photos. All the curtains and blinds in the main house have been drawn over its windows as the 7,500-acre property awaits a new owner.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico looks as though it has been mothballed in these exclusive new photos. All the curtains and blinds in the main house have been drawn over its windows as the 7,500-acre property awaits a new owner.

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Court exhibit images released during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico home, named Zorro Ranch.
Court exhibit images released during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico home, named Zorro Ranch. SDNY

An aerial shot of the New Mexico ranch.
An aerial shot of the New Mexico ranch. BACKGRID

The New Mexico ranch is completely isolated and not easily accessible.
The New Mexico ranch is completely isolated and not easily accessible. BACKGRID

The horse stable.
The horse stables. Realtor.com

A sitting room.
A sitting room. realtor.com

Known as “Zorro Ranch,” it went up for sale in July for $27.5 million, two years after Epstein’s death.

Property records show Epstein purchased the ranch in 1993 from Gary King, who served as New Mexico’s 30th attorney general at the time. The purchase consisted of private and leased federal lands.

After heightened allegations resurfaced against Epstein in 2019 concerning his involvement with underage girls, the state land commissioner ended the grazing deal with him.

A tennis court.
A tennis court. realtor.com

An expansive study and library with built-in bookshelves.
An expansive study and library with built-in bookshelves. realtor.com

A well.
A well. Realtor.com

Air strip.
An airstrip. realtor.com

The main three-story home made up of four bedrooms.The main three-story home made up of four bedrooms.

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“We are officially canceling the leases with Zorro Ranch and Cypress Inc.,” state Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard told local KRQE station at the time. “I would never sign any lease agreements or contracts with such individuals as Jeffery Epstein or any of his co-conspirators.”

Made up of 7,600 acres, the compound is located south of Sante Fe.

Epstein reportedly had plans to turn the compound into a baby-making factory where he would inseminate victims.

Virginia Roberts, who has been one of the women to come forward accusing Epstein of rape, was pictured at the ranch.

Another residence.Another residence.

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A farm house on the estate.
A farmhouse on the estate.

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An expansive wood-beamed porch.
An expansive wood-beamed porch. realtor.com

One of several living spaces.
One of several living spaces. realtor.com

The ranch includes a three-story, four-bedroom main house, a nearby caretaker’s residence, horse stables, a firehouse and a yurt. There is also a grass airstrip and hangar for when Epstein would fly in on his private plane.

“The proceeds from the sale are expected to be used for the estate’s regular administration, including its payment as necessary of taxes, creditors and claimants,” Daniel H. Weiner, who represents Epstein’s estate, told The Post.

Epstein also had a Paris estate that went up for sale last month for $13.5 million.

FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’

By CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE and JACK WRIGHT
Originally published @ DAILY MAIL, August 12th, 2019

  • FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island – Little St. James – on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows 
  • At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around the 71.5 acre grounds on golf carts 
  • Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home
  • The raid comes two days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning 
  • An onlooker told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people landing on the island’
  •  The home – dubbed ‘pedophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier
  • Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island 

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s private US Virgin Island, which has been dubbed ‘Pedophile Island’, as the sex trafficking probe around the now deceased billionaire intensifies, as exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows the search being carried out. 

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. 

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island Little St James on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island Little St James on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows

At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around on golf carts

At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around on golf carts

An onlooker, who wanted to remain anonymous and shot the footage, told DailyMailTV: 'I'm on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island'

An onlooker, who wanted to remain anonymous and shot the footage, told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island’

Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

An onlooker, who asked to remain anonymous and shot the footage, told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment.

‘We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island.

‘When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts.

‘It didn’t take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein’s house.’

The home – dubbed ‘pedophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier.

Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island. 

The raid comes days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning

The raid comes days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning

Many members of the community believe that Epstein hid young girls he allegedly enslaved in underground rooms below the temple and other parts of the island. There is no concrete evidence to support that claim. 

Sources say Epstein flew the girls into St. Thomas then shuttled them over to his island on a boat named after Ghislaine Maxwell, his ex-girlfriend and his alleged ‘madam’. The boat was called Lady Ghislaine.

The former employee said that guests included Victoria’s Secret billionaire Les Wexner, who sold Epstein his Upper East Side home in the 1990s.

The staffer said that he had seen Victoria’s Secret models on the island.

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.’

Epstein doubled his property holdings in January 2016 when he paid $18 million for Great St. James, which is nearby Little St. James a few years back.

That 162-acre property is located next to Little St. James, the 71.5-acre island he purchased in 1998 for $7.95 million.

Epstein had plans for Great St. James to include a barge dock, two homes, cottages, an amphitheater, gardens, a marine electrical cable, solar array and generator, storage building, security building, work shed, machine shop, and an ‘underwater office and pool.’

That barge and a few completed structures, as well as construction equipment, are visible in aerial images of the island.

The source added: 'When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts. It didn't take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein's house'

The source added: ‘When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts. It didn’t take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein’s house’

Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

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Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

Epstein bought the 71.5-acre island in 1998 for $7.95 million

Epstein bought the 71.5-acre island in 1998 for $7.95 million

Pedophile Island: The golden dome that formally sat atop Jeffrey Epstein's temple on Little St James is gone in recent photos (domeless temple above)

Pedophile Island: The golden dome that formally sat atop Jeffrey Epstein’s temple on Little St James is gone in recent photos (domeless temple above) 

Hidden messages: The temple has been of great interest to members of the QAnon community, who had been talking about the island long before Epstein's arrest

Hidden messages: The temple has been of great interest to members of the QAnon community, who had been talking about the island long before Epstein’s arrest 

This work has been done despite the fact that only the construction of a flagpole and repair of cisterns has been approved on the island.

And yet next door, his temple remains domeless.

Epstein had erected ‘No Trespassing’ signs throughout around almost all of Great St. James due to the area’s popularity with tourists.

Local laws make all land below the tide or bush lines public property, so Epstein couldn’t legally kick people off those lands, but he was being vigilant about making sure no one wanders onto his property.

He had made Little St. James his primary residence, but in June the helicopter that shuttles the millionaire and his guests to and from the airport was listed for sale online, with an asking price of $1.8 million

Epstein also sold one of his private jets in June. His other was seized when he was arrested in July after landing back on US soil following three-week trip to Paris.

In total, Epstein’s properties are valued at close to $150 million. 

There is the Paris bolthole where he spent the weeks before returning to the US and getting arrested on the tarmac as his plane touched down at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. 

The $9 million pied-a-terre is located on one of the nicest blocks in the City of Lights, and Epstein traveled there frequently, often spending a few months at the apartment each summer. 

The raid came at the same morning that Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators, telling them they ‘should not rest easy’.

While Epstein, left, was the only person charged the Manhattan U.S. Attorney pledged to 'stand for victims' following Epstein's death on Saturday morning. Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, right, is one of those who may find herself in the spotlight

While Epstein, left, was the only person charged the Manhattan U.S. Attorney pledged to ‘stand for victims’ following Epstein’s death on Saturday morning. Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, right, is one of those who may find herself in the spotlight

The investigation into Epstein’s sex crimes is set to shift its focus following his death to those accused of helping him, in a move that threatens to implicate some of the world’s richest, most powerful people.

Speaking at a police event in New Orleans Barr said: ‘Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.

‘The victims deserve justice and they will get it.’ 

He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center after it was revealed a corrections officer had not checked on the pedophile for several hours before he hanged himself in his cell in the special housing unit.

Barr, who said he was ‘appalled’ and ‘angry’ at the failure to ‘adequately secure’ Epstein, added: ‘This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally.

‘Most importantly this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom.

‘I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner.

‘We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.

‘We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.’

A former close associate of the late mobster John Gotti Sr., Lewis Kasman, said he heard Barr paid the MCC a visit around the time Epstein was with bruises on his neck. He told The New York Post: ‘When does that happen? The attorney general never visits jails. Something’s not right there.’

Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite daughter of late media tycoon Robert, is one of those who may find her dealings with the disgraced financier in the spotlight after he was found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning. 

Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators on Monday, telling them they ‘should not rest easy’. He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center

Maxwell, 58, described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, has always denied any wrongdoing but reports now suggest she may even be ready to co-operate with the authorities. 

Prosecutors may also target the witnesses who were set to testify against Epstein now that ‘they don’t need them’, The New York Post reports. 

One source said: ‘They were getting a deal to testify against Epstein.’  

According to Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown prosecutors ‘will likely refocus their probe on Maxwell, Sarah Kellen Vickers, Adriana Ross and Lesley Groff’.

They have all been accused of helping to run Epstein’s operation and Brown adds: ‘Another woman, Nadia Marcinkova, was accused of sexually abusing some of the underage girls.’

Brown also told MSNBC there are still ‘thousands and thousands of more documents that are probably going to be released’.

She added: ‘There are so many threads of information and evidence and testimony and witnesses that are contained in those documents that he has a lot to work with there.’

Epstein’s accusers may also be able to pursue civil cases against his estate, including his $77 million mansion in New York City and his Palm Beach home.