Paedo tycoon Jeffrey Epstein’s initials have been erased from a temple-like retreat on the private Caribbean island that was feared to have molested young girls.
“JE” was engraved on the brickwork of the Egyptian-style building on his Little St. James property called Paedo Island.
A huge, glaring sundial has also been removed, and sculptures and statues selected by Epstein – some with gargoyles, cockatoos, and a cow – appear to have also been removed.
A local told the Sunday Mirror: “It looks like they are trying to erase a memory of Epstein from the island.
“Although it looks like a paradise on earth, any connection with a man like Epstein is bad. Everyone here just wants to forget about him and what he is accused of.”
The embarrassed ex-Wall Street financier bought Little St James in 1998 for just under £ 5 million.
It is alleged that victims were flown there and to his other luxury homes around the world on his private jet, the Lolita Express.
Virginia Giuffre – 17 when she claims Epstein made her sleep with Prince Andrew, 61 – has alleged in court records that the tycoon used the island for “continuous” orgies.
She also claimed Epstein’s one-time lover, British celebrity Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, had sex in cabins and by the pool “practically every day”.
Virginia, a 37-year-old American, said, “There were blondes, brunettes, and redheads. All beautiful girls. I would say the ages were between 15 and 21. The island was a place where orgies were a constant thing. An opportunity stands out.
“Models – I think they were models – were flown in. There were orgies by the pool. She (Maxwell) was involved. ”
Virginia also claimed she had a foursome with Maxwell and Epstein “in the living room in the main house”.
Prince Andrew – who claims he and Virginia had sex three times – was also featured in the 2015 newspapers.
Maxwell is in prison in New York awaiting trial over child care – which she denies. On Friday, she pleaded not guilty to new rape sex trafficking. Her trial is scheduled for July, but her lawyers have requested a delay until January.
66-year-old Epstein killed himself in 2019 when he was accused of sex trafficking in underage girls. Previously, he had found an underage girl for prostitution for 13 months.
Last week demolition teams began demolishing Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, where he allegedly molested girls. Developer Todd Michael Glaser bought it for $ 18.5 million.
Epstein’s New York townhouse also sold for $ 51 million (£ 37 million) last month, well below the original price of $ 88 million (£ 64 million).
And Little St James is believed to be up for sale soon too.
Our source added, “I can imagine Epstein’s infamous association with the island making it difficult to sell to potential buyers, so it makes good business sense to remove all traces of him.”