In the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, Little St. James Island, the private location in the U.S. Virgin Islands that he owns has come into the spotlight. Little St. James has been shrouded in mystery for years, despite widespread rumors about the crimes that took place there.
Now, the public is slowly starting to get confirmation of these rumors from staff members on the island. We have also been able to get our first glimpse of Little St. James, thanks to the publishing of drone footage of the island.
A mysterious YouTube account with the username “Rusty Shackleford” has posted a series of aerial videos from the island, showing the layout of the compound and some strange clues as to what may have taken place there.
For example, in one of the videos, a small temple building can be seen. Previously, only a few images of this building had ever reached the public. A golden dome once sat atop the temple but was destroyed during Hurricane Maria.
In the newest video posted this week, staff members can be seen moving about the island. This is the first sign of movement caught on video since footage began being released last week. An ambulance can also be seen parked on the island in the new footage, which can be seen below.
“Something ain’t right,” one YouTube commenter noted. “If Epstein is arrested, then these islands are crime scenes. Why the heck aren’t these locked down?”
Locals are beginning to speak out. Two workers at the airstrip on nearby St. Thomas recently told Vanity Fair that they saw Epstein traveling with what appeared to be underage girls on numerous occasions.
“There’d be girls that look like they could be in high school. They looked very young. They were always wearing college sweatshirts. It seemed like camouflage, that’s the best way to put it,” one said.
Another said that Epstein’s pedophilia was an open secret:
“Every time he landed or took off, it was always brought up. We’d always be joking, ‘How many kids are on board this time?’”
Airstrip employees felt there was nothing they could do because it seemed that Epstein had the authorities in his pocket and he always tipped well, motivating them to look the other way.
One air traffic controller that worked on St. Thomas told reporters:
“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.’”
My colleagues and I definitely talked about how we didn’t understand how this guy was still allowed to be around children. We didn’t say anything because we figured law enforcement was doing their job. I have to say that that is regrettable, but we really didn’t even know who to tell, or if anyone really cared.”
As we reported yesterday, Epstein was found injured inside his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan while awaiting trial. The wealthy financier was semi-conscious with marks on his neck and in the fetal position on the floor of his cell when he was found. Authorities are still investigating the incident.