Federal agents searched late financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, Little St. James, on Monday, according to CNBC, citing a bureau spokesperson.
Epstein’s accusers have claimed the financier and his confederates used the island in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a discreet location to sexually assault underage girls. Residents of the nearby island of St. Thomas had reportedly noticed heavy construction and high security in recent months.
The search comes as Attorney General William Barr has pledged a full investigation into Epstein’s death in federal custody this weekend at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).
“I was appalled — indeed, the entire Department was — and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner. We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and that demand a thorough investigation. The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are already doing just that,” Barr told a Fraternal Order of Police conference Monday.
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