Jeffrey Epstein abused girls as young as 12, new lawsuit claims

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Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein may have sexually abused and trafficked girls as young as 12 on his private island until as recently as 2019, according to a new lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the government of the US Virgin Islands, who are attempting to sure Epstein’s estate for damages, sheds new light on the extent of the late 66-year-old’s alleged criminal behaviour.

Epstein, who took his own life while he awaited trial for sex crimes in a high-security New York jail last year, is alleged to have raped and held dozens of women captive on Little Saint James island in the Caribbean.

Dozens of women have come forward to say they were abused by him following his death, and several have sued his estate for damages.

-Noah Harte