News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 7, 2018: American financier, billionaire and registered sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex orgies with teenagers occurred in a Caribbean island with a flamingo-filled lagoon.
Any guess where that island is? It’s a private island near Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands called Little Saint James and includes a mansion and guest houses.
The new focus on Epstein and his life come amidst civil lawsuits and calls from US lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday questioned why the Department of Justice agreed to allow a light sentence for “this monster.”
In court papers, a woman named Virginia Roberts alleges that she had a sexual encounter on the island with Prince Andrew when she was aged 17. According to flight log books, the prince paid at least one visit aboard Epstein’s private jet to the island, although former staff claimed he frequented Little St James several times.
The luxury estate on the Island is often used for conferences held by the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, which sponsors cutting-edge science and medical research.
Recent conferences have included topics such as gravity, language evolution and global threats to the Earth.
The island hosts a helipad, a lagoon and cabanas. It also has a library, a Japanese bathhouse and cinema.
Epstein, 61, is said to have paid for a submarine to be modified at one point for Professor Stephen Hawking, who had never been underwater before. The Cambridge professor visited Epstein’s “Island of Sin” in March 2006 shortly before the pedophile billionaire was charged by police in Palm Beach with unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Epstein served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges of soliciting a minor. He was allowed to spend much of his prison sentence working at his scientific institute, the Florida Science Foundation, which has now stirred the ire of many.
Epstein reached a last-minute settlement on Tuesday in a case that had been expected to allow a handful of his alleged victims to tell their stories in court for the first time but more could be coming up soon.