Inside look into Jeffrey Epstein's three properties
Paedophile’s dens of sin: An in-depth look at Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion, his luxury beach home, and the private island where Prince Andrew stayed
- Photo of girl around six was found in Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate in 2005
- Hidden cameras, sex aids, four massage tables and soap-on-a-rope were seized
- His £77m Manhattan property included a room containing a life-size female doll
- An alleged victim says she was raped three times a day at Little St. James Island
Visitors and staff alike have agreed on one thing about Jeffrey Epstein’s multi-million pound homes.
From the phallic-shaped soaps in the bathroom to the endless photos of naked adolescent girls festooning the walls, Epstein’s obsession with sex and underage girls was impossible to miss.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyers claim ‘you could not spend time around Epstein and not know what was going on’. Prince Andrew begs to differ. He says he never saw anything to make him suspect his friend whom he saw ‘infrequently’. The duke said that between 1999 and 2010, he met the financier once or twice, and sometimes, three times a year.
Prince Andrew is pictured with Epstein in Central Park in New York in February 2011, during one of his alleged visits to Epstein’s 52,000 sq ft, seven-floor Manhattan property. The Duke has been dragged deeper into the Epstein scandal following his apparent suicide in a New York jail
Miss Roberts claims she had sex with the duke in three of Epstein’s homes – his Manhattan mansion, his Palm Beach estate in Florida and, in a group of seven or eight girls, on his private island in the US Virgin Islands. The Prince has admitted to visiting all three locations, adding that Epstein might have cleaned them up before his visits.
Epstein spent more of his time on the $16.4million (£12.7million) estate on the billionaires’ island of Palm Beach than in any of his other homes. It was also, say insiders, where his sexual perversion was most glaringly on display and where he was first accused of abusing girls.
A 2005 police raid on the nine-bedroom mansion found enough framed photographs on the walls to convince anyone of Epstein’s obsession with the female form.
Jeffrey Epstein was first accused of abusing girls at his £12.7million Palm Beach estate. A police raid in 2005 found enough pictures to show his obsession with the female form
One disturbing photo featured a girl who appeared to be aged around six bending over in a tiny dress with her backside exposed. In another, a dark-haired girl who looks about 15 poses in a tiny black bikini.
A police report said items seized in the raid included the photos, hidden cameras, sex aids, videos, four massage tables, soap-on-a-rope and receipts for books bought on Amazon, including one entitled to SlaveCraft: Roadmaps For Erotic Servitude.
However, shelves had been cleared and some photographs removed from the walls, prompting suspicions the most damning evidence had been taken away before they arrived.
Epstein’s long-standing maintenance man Juan Alessi said Prince Andrew stayed in the main guest room – the ‘blue room’.
Prince Andrew was said to have stayed in the main guest room – the ‘blue room’ during his visits to the secretive property, surrounded by high walls, according to maintenance man Juan Alessi. He set up massage tables for the Duke regularly
At the time of the raid one bathroom contained soap in the shapes of male and female genitalia.
Other witnesses reported seeing a gallery of nude photographs of underage girls adorning the wall of a staircase. Mr Alessi testified under oath that he set up massage tables for Prince Andrew on a daily basis during an extended stay there, thought to have occurred about 18 years ago. The duke denies the allegations made by Mr Alessi.
In August, the Mail on Sunday published a photograph of Prince Andrew at the front door of Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, giving a nod and a wave to a pretty brunette.
The 52,000 sq ft, seven-floor, 40-room mansion just off Central Park on East 71st Street is estimated to be worth as much as $100million (£77million). The duke liked to stay there when in New York.
The Prince was seen leaving Epstein’s £77million Manhattan property, in photographs acquired by the Mail on Sunday in August. The duke liked to stay at the apartment, which included a life-size female doll, when in New York
Prince Andrew has previously denied being aware of any of Epstein’s illegal activities. He is pictured above in 2010 answering the door of Epstein’s New York mansion
At the foot of the stairs was a chessboard with ‘pieces’ modelled on members of his staff and ‘dressed suggestively’.
Male servants wearing black suits and white gloves staffed the house, which included a room with leather-clad walls, and a chandelier from which hung a life-size female doll.
Epstein’s cavernous office featured a painting of a woman cupping her exposed left breast behind his desk.
A visitor once spotted a book by the famously perverted Marquis de Sade lying on Epstein’s desk.
US literary agent John Brockman claims he once saw Prince Andrew ‘getting foot massages from two young well-dressed Russian women’ at the mansion – an allegation the duke denied on Newsnight.
LITTLE ST JAMES
This 75-acre island in the US Virgin Islands became Epstein’s high-security getaway after he bought it in 1998. Importing 200 workers, he built a stone mansion, two guest houses, a helipad and a bizarre gold-domed building that resembles a temple. Little St James is now known by the far less salubrious title of ‘Paedo Island’.
In sworn evidence to a Florida court, Miss Roberts said she, Epstein, Prince Andrew and around eight other young girls had sex together. However, these claims were later struck from the record and are denied by the duke.
FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island Little St James in August – it earned the nickname ‘paedo island’
Sarah Ransome, an alleged British victim of Epstein, claimed she was raped up to three times a day during months imprisoned there.
She says she was so determined to escape that she hatched a plan to swim the surrounding shark-infested waters. However she was spotted on the video cameras Epstein installed across the island and stopped by his cronies.
Importing 200 workers, Epstein built a stone mansion, two guest houses, a helipad and a bizarre gold-domed building that resembles a temple
Sarah Ransome, an alleged victim, claimed she was raped three times a day during a months imprisonment at Little St. James Island (pictured above) and hatched a plan to swim the shark-infested waters. Andrew was accused of taking part in an orgy at the island, in 2015 court documents
The key dates
- Virginia Roberts claims to have been forced to have sex with Andrew in 2001 three times – at socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s London house in March and at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in April, when she also said she was in an orgy on Epstein’s island in the Caribbean.
- In 2005, a 14-year-old girl in Palm Beach, Florida, accuses Epstein of molestation – the first underage victim to come forward.
- Prince Andrew is pictured with Epstein in New York’s Central Park in December 2010.
- Miss Roberts breaks her silence in 2011 to talk about meeting Andrew.
- Court documents filed by her in Florida in 2015 claim she was forced to have sex with the Duke.
- Epstein is arrested on July 6, 2019, and charged with sex trafficking.
- US legal documents released on August 9 name individuals who allegedly had sex with Epstein’s victims, including Prince Andrew.
- Epstein is found dead in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10.
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