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ABC News: Feds Search Epstein's Island Home

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Little St. James Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a property owned by the late Jeffrey Epstein (Gianfranco Gaglione/AP)

By    |   Monday, 12 August 2019 06:51 PM

Federal agents swarmed the private Caribbean island home owned by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday, as the investigation into his alleged sex trafficking ring continues despite his death, ABC News reports.

Epstein, who reportedly hung himself early Saturday in his prison cell at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, owned Little Saint James Island in the Virgin Islands.

The search was led by the Epstein task force with the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York, according to sources who spoke with ABC News. Epstein's accusers have previously claimed the financier and his accomplices used the island as a discreet location to sexually assault underage girls.

Epstein bought the island in 1998 for $7.95 million and spent additional funds carving roads, planting palm trees, building several villas and a temple structure. According to a former employee who spoke with Bloomberg, Epstein hosted young women on the island.

Epstein was being held on sex trafficking charges and was facing 45 years in prison when he was found unconscious in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

Investigators are reportedly looking for evidence of Epstein's inner circle.

The search comes as Attorney General William Barr pledged to continue the probe.

"Let me assure you that case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein," Barr said in remarks to a law enforcement group in New Orleans on Monday. "Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. Victims deserve justice and will get it."

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As the investigation into his alleged sex trafficking ring continues despite his death, federal agents swarmed the private Caribbean island home owned by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday, according to ABC News.
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