NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s property was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late financier sexually abused and trafficked in dozens of younger girls and ladies on his non-public Caribbean island.
The grievance expands the scope of alleged misconduct by Epstein, who died on Aug. 10 at age 66 by hanging himself in a Manhattan jail cell.
Epstein had beforehand pleaded not responsible to expenses of abusing girls and ladies between 2002 and 2005.
The Virgin Islands mentioned his misconduct was far more intensive, persevering with to as not too long ago 2018 and involving ladies as younger as 11 or 12.
Its lawsuit seeks to recoup damages from Epstein’s estimated $577.7 million property after he, with the assistance of alleged accomplices, “trafficked, raped, sexually assaulted and held captive underage ladies and younger girls” at his Virgin Islands properties.
A lawyer for the property and its executors didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.