Jeffrey Epstein’s island to be sold and won’t be used for ‘illicit purposes’

Jeffrey Epstein's is set to be sold and it has been ensured that it will not be used for "illicit purposes", it has been reported.

An £85million settlement has been agreed to be paid by Jeffrey Epstein's estate to end an enforcement action by Virgin Islands authorities.

Half of the proceeds of the sale of Epstein's notorious island nicknamed “Paedophile Island" will also be included in the settlement.

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Authorities say that Little Saint James island, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be handed to “independent third parties” to ensure that it won’t be used for “illicit purposes".

U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N. George said: “This settlement restores the faith of the People of the Virgin Islands that its laws will be enforced, without fear or favour, against those who break them.

“We are sending a clear message that the Virgin Islands will not serve as a haven for human trafficking.”

Authorities in the Virgin Islands accused the estate’s executors Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn of being “indispensable captains” of Epstein’s operation that included the procurement of women and children who were sexually abused.

The Virgin Islands also accused the co-defendants of conspiring with Epstein’s operation to traffic, rape, sexually assault and hold captive dozens of young women.

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Half of the proceeds from the sale of Little Saint James will be transferred to a "trust created by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands to fund projects, services, counselling programs, organisations and activities that help Virgin Islands residents or inhabitants who are victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, sexual misconduct, and child sexual abuse.”

Attorney General George credited the survivors for the case’s resolution and spoke of her honour to meet a few of the brave women who spoke on their tragic experiences.

“At the very start of the case, I was so honoured to have met with three very courageous young women who were trafficked and sexually exploited on Little St. James by Jeffrey Epstein, in my St. Thomas office, where I listened to their chilling and horrific experiences at the hands of Epstein and his associates,” she said.

“Our work has been inspired, humbled, and fortified by the strength and courage of all of those who survived Epstein’s abuse.”

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