FBI agents seize Epstein's computers while raiding mansion on 'Pedophile Island' in search for 'sex toys and evidence', as NYPD is revealed to have joined sex trafficking case against suicide pervert
- FBI agents and NYPD officials boxed up computers and various electronics that were at Jeffrey Epstein's home on his private US Virgin Island Little St. James on Monday, footage shows
- At least two computer desktops and an Apple computer were seized during the raid. Officials wrapped the electronics in bubble wrap and had Home Depot boxes at the ready to load the computers into
- The NYPD officers who were seen inside the home are part of the FBI New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force
- Officials were searching for evidence, as well as sex toys, to back up claims made by women who said they were sexually abused by Epstein when they were underage, according to reports
- The home - dubbed 'pedophile island' and 'orgy island' - is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier
- Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island
- The billionaire, 66, was found dead by suicide in his New York prison cell on Saturday after a drove of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse were unsealed on Friday
FBI agents and NYPD officials were seen boxing up computers and various electronics at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion on his private Caribbean island on Monday, footage shows.
At least two computer desktops and an Apple computer were seized during the raid, as investigators show no sign of relenting in their sex trafficking case against Epstein, who was found dead by suicide on Saturday in his New York prison cell.
Officials had wrapped the electronics in bubble wrap and had Home Depot boxes at the ready to load the items into. Once the agents spotted the drone, they covered the home's windows with boxes.
The NYPD officers at the scene are part of the FBI New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force according to CNBC, and assisted in Epstein's arrest on July 6.
Officials were searching for evidence, as well as sex toys, to back up accusations that Epstein sexually abused hundreds of women when they were underage, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
Earlier on Monday, at least a dozen FBI agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier of his private island Little St James and driving around the grounds of the island on golf carts.
Officials with 'FBI' lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the crystal blue sea from the top of Epstein's remote luxury home off the coast of St Thomas.
The raid comes after 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed to the public on Friday, adding more fuel to the fire of the government's case.
FBI agents and NYPD officials were seen at Jeffrey Epstein's private US Virgin Island boxing up computers and various electronics from the deceased billionaire's mansion on Monday, footage shows
At least two computer desktops and an Apple computer were seized during the raid, as investigators show no sign of relenting in their sex trafficking case against Epstein
Officials had wrapped the electronics in bubble wrap and had Home Depot boxes at the ready to load the items into
Once the agents spotted the drone, they covered the home's windows with the boxes
Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island
The raid comes days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday mornin
In a statement, a spokesperson for the NYPD said: 'The NYPD is a partner in the task force with the FBI that led to the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein last month,
'The case remains an active and ongoing investigation, and the NYPD continues to work alongside the FBI in investigating leads — including at Epstein’s estate in the Virgin Islands.
'The NYPD declines further comment on an ongoing investigation.'
An onlooker, who shot the footage of FBI agents disembarking from the speedboats and roaming the island, told DailyMailTV: 'I'm on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment.
'We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island.
'When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts.
'It didn't take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein's house.'
The home - dubbed 'pedophile island' and 'orgy island' - is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier.
Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island.
Many members of the community believe that Epstein hid young girls he allegedly enslaved in underground rooms below the temple and other parts of the island. There is no concrete evidence to support that claim.
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.
The former employee said that guests included Victoria's Secret billionaire Les Wexner, who sold Epstein his Upper East Side home in the 1990s.
The staffer said that he had seen Victoria's Secret models on the island.
FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island Little St James on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows
At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around on golf carts
An onlooker, who wanted to remain anonymous and shot the footage, told DailyMailTV: 'I'm on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island'
Whenever Epstein was there, normally for three to four days at a time, women would sunbathe either nude or topless by the pool as he padded around in shorts and flip flops, they said.
One former employee who declined to be identified said Epstein once had five boats and said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein's property but he believed they were older than 18.
A former air traffic controller at the island's airport told Vanity Fair: '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. One incident in particular really stands out in my mind, because the girls were just so young. They couldn’t have been over 16.'
Epstein doubled his property holdings in January 2016 when he paid $18 million for Great St. James, which is nearby Little St. James a few years back.
That 162-acre property is located next to Little St. James, the 71.5-acre island he purchased in 1998 for $7.95 million.
Epstein had plans for Great St. James to include a barge dock, two homes, cottages, an amphitheater, gardens, a marine electrical cable, solar array and generator, storage building, security building, work shed, machine shop, and an 'underwater office and pool.'
That barge and a few completed structures, as well as construction equipment, are visible in aerial images of the island.
The source added: 'When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts. It didn't take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein's house'
Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island
Epstein bought the 71.5-acre island in 1998 for $7.95 million
Pedophile Island: The golden dome that formally sat atop Jeffrey Epstein's temple on Little St James is gone in recent photos (domeless temple above)
Hidden messages: The temple has been of great interest to members of the QAnon community, who had been talking about the island long before Epstein's arrest
This work has been done despite the fact that only the construction of a flagpole and repair of cisterns has been approved on the island.
And yet next door, his temple remains domeless.
Epstein had erected 'No Trespassing' signs throughout around almost all of Great St. James due to the area's popularity with tourists.
Local laws make all land below the tide or bush lines public property, so Epstein couldn't legally kick people off those lands, but he was being vigilant about making sure no one wanders onto his property.
He had made Little St. James his primary residence, but in June the helicopter that shuttles the millionaire and his guests to and from the airport was listed for sale online, with an asking price of $1.8 million
Epstein also sold one of his private jets in June. His other was seized when he was arrested in July after landing back on US soil following three-week trip to Paris.
In total, Epstein's properties are valued at close to $150 million.
There is the Paris bolthole where he spent the weeks before returning to the US and getting arrested on the tarmac as his plane touched down at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
The $9 million pied-a-terre is located on one of the nicest blocks in the City of Lights, and Epstein traveled there frequently, often spending a few months at the apartment each summer.
The raid came at the same morning that Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged co-conspirators, telling them they 'should not rest easy'.
While Epstein, left, was the only person charged the Manhattan U.S. Attorney pledged to 'stand for victims' following Epstein's death on Saturday morning. Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, right, is one of those who may find herself in the spotlight
The investigation into Epstein's sex crimes is set to shift its focus following his death to those accused of helping him, in a move that threatens to implicate some of the world's richest, most powerful people.
Speaking at a police event in New Orleans Barr said: 'Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.
'The victims deserve justice and they will get it.'
He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center after it was revealed a corrections officer had not checked on the pedophile for several hours before he hanged himself in his cell in the special housing unit.
Barr, who said he was 'appalled' and 'angry' at the failure to 'adequately secure' Epstein, added: '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.
'I was appalled, and indeed the whole 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 demand a thorough investigation.
'We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.'
A former close associate of the late mobster John Gotti Sr., Lewis Kasman, said he heard Barr paid the MCC a visit around the time Epstein was with bruises on his neck. He told The New York Post: 'When does that happen? The attorney general never visits jails. Something’s not right there.'
Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite daughter of late media tycoon Robert, is one of those who may find her dealings with the disgraced financier in the spotlight after he was found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning.
Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged co-conspirators on Monday, telling them they 'should not rest easy'. He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center
Maxwell, 58, described as the 'madam of the house' by a former housekeeper at Epstein's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, has always denied any wrongdoing but reports now suggest she may even be ready to co-operate with the authorities.
Prosecutors may also target the witnesses who were set to testify against Epstein now that 'they don't need them', The New York Post reports.
One source said: 'They were getting a deal to testify against Epstein.'
According to Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown prosecutors 'will likely refocus their probe on Maxwell, Sarah Kellen Vickers, Adriana Ross and Lesley Groff'.
They have all been accused of helping to run Epstein's operation and Brown adds: 'Another woman, Nadia Marcinkova, was accused of sexually abusing some of the underage girls.'
Brown also told MSNBC there are still 'thousands and thousands of more documents that are probably going to be released'.
She added: 'There are so many threads of information and evidence and testimony and witnesses that are contained in those documents that he has a lot to work with there.'
Epstein's accusers may also be able to pursue civil cases against his estate, including his $77 million mansion in New York City and his Palm Beach home.