A pair of star-shaped islands in the Caribbean where late financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly took young girls has been listed for $125million.
Properties in the US Virgin Islands were a key part of Epstein’s real estate portfolio, which included a townhouse in New York, an apartment in Paris, a mansion in Palm Beach and a ranch in New Mexico, the Wall Street reported. Newspaper.
His private islands included Great St. James and Little St. James, inside the turquoise bays between St. Thomas and St. John. Together, the islands contain 240 acres, 5.8 miles of coastline and six beaches, according to the listing.
Great St. James has 161 mostly untouched acres and a main house and dock about five minutes across the bay from St. Thomas. It includes a marine reserve known as Christmas Cove. Epstein bought it for nearly $20 million in 2016.
Crisscrossed by roads, Little St. James has 72 acres and includes a helipad, private dock, gas station, high-capacity water filtration, main house with two pools, gym, four villas of guests, a tiki hut and three private beaches. Epstein bought it in 1998 for an undisclosed price.
In early 2020, prosecutors in the Virgin Islands alleged that Epstein transported girls as young as 11 to the remote islands by yacht and private helicopter and that Epstein and his associates sexually assaulted the girl. The 66-year-old money manager was found dead of an apparent suicide in a New York jail in 2019 while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges.
Proceeds from the sale of the two islands will be used to help resolve Epstein’s estate, according to his real estate lawyer Daniel Weiner. About $121 million from the estate was used to compensate Epstein’s sexual assault victims.
[Wall Street Journal] – Dana Barthelemy