Two private islands that belonged to pedophile tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, including ‘lolita island’ where he trafficked and sexually abused dozens of young girls, will go on the market for $125 million, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) first reported.
According to the report, proceeds from the sale of the Great St James and Little St James islands, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, will go to pay off lawsuits the victims made against the sexual predator.
In 2020, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N George alleged in a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate that Little St James Island had been used by the tycoon to lure women and girls as young as 11, whom he trafficked, raped, sexually assaulted and held captive, according to court documents.
“Epstein clearly used the Virgin Islands and his residence in the US Virgin Islands at Little Saint James as a way to be able to conceal and to be able to expand his activity here,” George told the New York Times at the time.
Epstein bought Little St James in 1998 for $7.95 million. The island covers more than 28 acres and owns, among other bears, a residential complex, four guest villas, a helipad and private dock, a gas station, two swimming pools, three private beaches and a tiki hut.
Meanwhile, Epstein acquired Great St James, the largest island at just over 64 hectares, in 2016 for approximately $20 million. The main attraction contains the marine nature reserve, Christmas Cove.
According to the WSJ, approximately $121 million of the total estate held by the pedophile, estimated to be worth $577.7 million, has already been used to compensate his sexual assault victims.
Epstein’s properties that have already been sold include: his mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for $51 million and his Palm Beach home for $18.5 million, both sold in March 2021.
Epstein, 66, died of an apparent suicide in a Manhattan federal jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.