A dozen agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the private island owned by Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who allegedly killed himself in jail Saturday as he awaited trial on child sex trafficking charges.
The Daily Mail was monitoring the island when the feds arrived, and documented the raid.
“FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s private US Virgin Island, which has been dubbed ‘Pedophile Island’, as the sex trafficking probe around the now deceased billionaire intensifies,” according to the site.
Esptein was found dead in his cell Saturday under suspicious circumstances, just after thousands of documents implicating high-powered D.C. officials, including Gov. Bill Richardson and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, were released to the public as part of an ongoing criminal matter. Theories abound from all sides of the political spectrum, but for once, most people agree: it is implausible that Epstein killed himself.
Attorney General Bill Barr seemed to acknowledge this fact when he said that Epstein’s death “raises serious questions that must be answered.”
Many locals in the Virgin Islands, as well as political observers in the United States, believed that Epstein was harboring underage women who had been victims of sex trafficking on his private island. Further piquing the curiosity of the American public, former president Bill Clinton was known to fly on Epstein’s private jet, known as “The Lolita Express,” to Epstein’s private island, known as “Pedophile Island” or “Orgy Island.”
“Sources say Epstein flew the girls into St. Thomas then shuttled them over to his island on a boat named after Ghislaine Maxwell, his ex-girlfriend and his alleged ‘madam,’ The boat was called Lady Ghislaine,” according to Daily Mail.
An air traffic controller in the Virgin Islands seemed to confirm suspicions that Epstein was harboring underage girls.
“On multiple occasions I saw Epstein exit his helicopter, stand on the tarmac in full view of my tower, and board his private jet with children – female children,” the air traffic controller told Vanity Fair. “One incident in particular really stands out in my mind, because the girls were just so young. They couldn’t have been over 16.”
Americans were largely disappointed by Epstein’s alleged suicide, and questioned how America’s highest-profile prisoner could commit suicide, despite the fact that he was supposed to be on suicide watch, in the Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC). Technically, since he was the only person indicted in the case, the criminal matter dies with him. However, Barr assured the American public that justice would be served to any co-conspirators.
“Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” he said at a police event in New Orleans. “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it. This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally. Most importantly this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom.”
Barr said he was “appalled” by the way MCC handled Epstein.
It is unclear exactly what FBI agents were searching for on Epstein’s island, or what they found in their search. They reportedly disembarked from speedboats that they used to reach the island, and used golf carts to search the 150 plus acre property.
One thing is clear: Despite the fact that Epstein is dead, many questions still need to be answered about his life, especially as it pertains to the powerful political and social elite in Washington, D.C.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.