What Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero Discovered on Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island
The island, which is in St. Thomas in the Caribbean, is only accessible by boat.
The island, which is near St. Thomas in the Caribbean, is only accessible by boat. Inside Edition’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero chartered a boat and traveled for about 10 minutes to reach the island.
Epstein’s 70-acre retreat is called Little St. James. A drone revealed a large American flag on the property, as well as multiple structures, pools and a helipad. Palm trees lining the beach were reportedly shipped in and planted at $20,000 a tree.
"This looks like an island paradise, but what allegedly happened here to teenage girls was horrific," Guerrero said.
She pointed to a large building from the boat.
“The structure behind me is the main building on the island and it has hosted American politicians, world dignitaries, and it’s also the location that has alleged to have housed these wild orgies,” Guerrero said.
Another building, which has blue and white stripes, looks like a temple. It once had a gold dome – but it was lost during a storm. Inside, there’s reportedly a music room where Epstein played the piano.
Guerrero climbed aboard a dinghy to get a closer look. When she reached the island and stepped on to the shore, a member of Epstein’s staff appeared.
“Is this where the young girls were brought?” she asked.
The employee said, “There's no comment. You need to leave.”
Guerrero said, “This man is now asking us to leave. He’s kicking us off the island so we’re going to go.”
The convicted sex offender was taken into custody July 6 and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy, accused of luring underage girls to his home for sex. Epstein has pleaded not guilty.
FBI agents raided his Manhattan home and said they uncovered “an extraordinary volume of photographs of nude and partially-nude young women or girls,” according to court documents.
Epstein's bail hearing was held in New York Monday. Inside Edition's Steven Fabian was there.
"Inside the courtroom, the biggest moment came when two of Epstein's alleged victims spoke out detailing when they say Epstein sexually abused them both – one at age 16, the other at age 14," Fabian said.
Outside the court, Fabian approached lawyer David Boise who represents several of Epstein's alleged victims and asked if he knew what had taken place on the island.
"A lot of really bad stuff," the lawyer said.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.
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