Prosecutors on the US Virgin Islands have opened a lawsuit to confiscate two islands which belonged to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who died last August. They are also seeking civil damages which come up to $577.7 million.
The prosecutors are saying that the islands of Great St James and Little St James, in the Caribbean were used by Epstein to traffic underage girls and sexually abuse them between 2001 and 2018 when he was arrested. It was stated that the girls were very young, some of them even as young as 11 and 12 years of age.
A few weeks before he was found dead in his cell in Manhattan, in what is being considered a suicide, Epstein left all his wealth in trusts. The administrators of the estate have created a fund to compensate the victims of abuse who have already filed separate cases for damages.
Epstein’s case was given particular attention by the media because of the influential people who were close to him, including US President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and England’s Prince Andrew.